15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Turin
— 1 night
2
Parma
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Modena
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Alba
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Gainesville

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and then take an in-depth tour of Egyptian Museum of Turin. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turin driving holiday planner.

Gainesville, USA to Turin is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Gainesville to Turin due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gainesville in October, plan for much colder days in Turin, with highs around 58°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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 ©
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

2
nights
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 10th (Thu), get some fabulous bargains at Fidenza Village, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torrechiara, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Giardino, then stroll through Parco Ducale, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Parma.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Parma journey maker tool .

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 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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 12th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, admire all the interesting features of Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, and then learn about winemaking at Acetaia Villa San Donnino.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Modena trip planner .

Getting from Parma to Modena by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Modena are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites Wineries

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 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then make a trip to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), and then get a sense of history and politics at Castello Estense.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bologna travel route builder tool .

Traveling by train from Modena to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Bologna, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Ferrara
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route builder tool .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alba.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Alba

Alba ©
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. On the 18th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, then do a tasting at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, then examine the collection at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, steep yourself in history at Fortezza del Priamar, then make a trip to Finalborgo, and finally Head underground at Grotte di Toirano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alba online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Alba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in October, with highs in Alba at 63°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alba

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Barolo, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Finalborgo, Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, La Bollente
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Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Finalborgo ©
Finalborgo

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