17 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

17 days in Italy & Nice Itinerary

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Start: Dubrovnik, Croatia
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
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Udine, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
6
Ferrara, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Cesena, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
8
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 45 min
9
Trieste, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
10
Padua, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Parma, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
12
Piacenza, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
13
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Udine, Italy

Udine ©
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Torcello Island.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Udine trip planner.

Dubrovnik, Croatia to Udine is an approximately 7- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Trento.

Things to do in Udine

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Torcello Island
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Torcello Island ©
Torcello Island

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nights
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro and then admire the natural beauty at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Trento trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Udine to Trento in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Trento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Trento

Theme Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro, Gardaland Park, Parco Grotta Cascata Varone
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro ©
Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone ©
Parco Grotta Cascata Varone

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nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll around Sempione Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco and then engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milan sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Trento to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, and finally learn the secrets of production at Italian Days Food Experience.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna day trip planning site.

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Bologna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Ferrara.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
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Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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Ferrara, Italy

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco and then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ferrara trip site.

Ferrara is just a stone's throw from Bologna. July in Ferrara sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cesena.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Venice
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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night
Cesena, Italy

Cesena ©
Cesena is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, south of Ravenna and west of Rimini, on the Savio River, co-chief of the Province of Forlì-Cesena. On the 19th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale, don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and then get in on the family fun at Mirabilandia.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cesena trip builder website.

You can take a bus from Ferrara to Cesena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ferrara in July: highs in Cesena hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Cesena

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ravenna
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Mirabilandia ©
Mirabilandia
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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Turin, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll around Parco del Valentino, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then admire the striking features of Reggia di Venaria Reale, and finally see where the action happens at Juventus Stadium.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Cesena to Turin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Cesena, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Trieste.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Reggia di Venaria Reale
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Parco del Valentino ©
Parco del Valentino
Juventus Stadium ©
Juventus Stadium

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Trieste, Italy

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Trieste road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Trieste takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in July: highs in Trieste hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Padua.

Things to do in Trieste

Nature Parks Museums
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Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia ©
Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia

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Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Padua day trip site.

You can drive from Trieste to Padua in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Padua are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Parma.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Venice
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

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Parma, Italy

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 23rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Piazza delle Erbe and then admire the natural beauty at Parco Giardino Sigurta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Parma trip planner.

Traveling by car from Padua to Parma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Parma, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Piacenza.

Things to do in Parma

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Piazza delle Erbe, Parco Giardino Sigurta
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Parco Giardino Sigurta ©
Parco Giardino Sigurta
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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Piacenza, Italy

Piacenza ©
Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Old Port and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Piacenza travel planner.

You can take a train from Parma to Piacenza in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. July in Piacenza sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Piacenza

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Genoa
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Old Port ©
Old Port

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice travel planner.

You can drive from Piacenza to Nice in 4 hours. Traveling from Piacenza in July, expect nights in Nice to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

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