19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bari
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Siena
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Pisa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Genoa
— 2 nights
6
Turin
— 2 nights
7
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bari

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome online holiday planner .

Bari to Rome is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 15th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, stop by Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , then learn the tricks of the trade with Take Me Out in Tuscany, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Siena travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Siena are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Transportation Classes

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano
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Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

2
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bagno Carlo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eldorado, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Lecciona, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pisa planning app .

Traveling by train from Siena to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marina di Pietrasanta, Piazza Anfiteatro, La Lecciona
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Battistero ©
Battistero
Bagno Carlo ©
Bagno Carlo

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. On the next day, take a stroll through Boccadasse and then identify plant and animal life at Parco Regionale dell'Aveto.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Genoa route website .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in September, Genoa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Parco Regionale dell'Aveto, Baia del Silenzio, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©

2
nights
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 21st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Sacra di San Michele, contemplate the long history of Reggia di Venaria Reale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Basilica of Superga, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, then examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip site .

Drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Genoa in September; daily highs in Turin reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Reggia di Venaria Reale, Sacra di San Michele, Basilica of Superga
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Sacra di San Michele ©
Sacra di San Michele
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Santuario della Consolata ©
Santuario della Consolata

2
nights
Milan

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 23rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker tool .

Take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in September, you will find days in Milan are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, then don't miss a visit to Borghetto sul Mincio, and finally explore the galleries of Palazzo Te. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza Bra, contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Verona online vacation planner .

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Grotte di Catullo, Borghetto sul Mincio, Palazzo Te
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Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio

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nights
Venice

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice tour website .

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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