15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Gainesville, Florida
Bus + Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Turin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Parma
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Modena
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Alba
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Gainesville, Florida

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
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 more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin journey planner.

Gainesville, USA to Turin is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and 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

Basilica of Superga, Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio ©
Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

2
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 21st (Sun), revel in the low prices 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.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, 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 take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Torrechiara, Fidenza Village, Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, Palazzo Giardino
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Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma
Battistero di Parma ©
Battistero di Parma
Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato ©
Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato

1
night
Modena

Modena ©
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 ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Modena trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Parma to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. 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 catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca ©
Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
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 train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. 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

Ferrara
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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 Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
Alba

Alba ©
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 see maps, where to stay, 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 take a train. 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

Side Trips

Barolo, Grotte di Toirano, Fortezza del Priamar, La Bollente, Castello di Grinzane Cavour
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Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Finalborgo ©
Finalborgo
Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano

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