15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

Make it your trip
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Turin
— 1 night
Drive
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Parma
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Modena
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Alba
— 3 nights
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Turin

— 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 19th (Fri), stroll around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin journey planner.

Gainesville, USA to Turin is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Gainesville to Turin. Traveling from Gainesville in October, expect nights in Turin to be slightly colder, around 51°F, while days are cooler, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Parma

— 2 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 21st (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Fidenza Village, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, then make a trip to Palazzo Giardino, then stroll around Parco Ducale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Parma sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Turin to Parma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Parma, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Modena

— 1 night

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
On the 23rd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Grande, experience rural life at Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Modena trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Parma to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Modena, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Bologna

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio. On your second day here, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), and then contemplate the long history of Castello Estense.

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Getting from Modena to Bologna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Alba.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Alba

— 3 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. On the 29th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, do a tasting at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, then see the interesting displays at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, contemplate the long history of Fortezza del Priamar, then make a trip to Finalborgo, and finally Head underground at Grotte di Toirano.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alba online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Alba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Florence in October, expect Alba to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alba

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.