15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Turin
— 1 night
Drive
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Parma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Modena
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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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 8th (Tue), stroll around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Superga.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turin visit planner.

Gainesville, USA to Turin is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Gainesville in October: highs in Turin hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Parma.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Parma

— 2 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Fidenza Village, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Torrechiara, then make a trip to Palazzo Giardino, then walk around Parco Ducale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Parma day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Parma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Parma, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Parma

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Grande, then relax in the rural setting at Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, and then sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Modena travel itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:

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.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), and then contemplate the long history of Castello Estense.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bologna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. 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

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip app.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alba.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Alba

— 3 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, learn about winemaking at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, then examine the collection at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, then steep yourself in history at Fortezza del Priamar, then make a trip to Finalborgo, and finally Head underground at Grotte di Toirano.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alba journey 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 a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alba

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

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.