24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sofia
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Pisa
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Genoa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Turin
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
10
Como
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Trento
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
12
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
13
Venice
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Sofia

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the striking features of Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Rome is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana ©
Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana

2
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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 4th (Thu), make a trip to Piazza della Cisterna, learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, then do a tasting at Accademia del Buon Gusto, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verrazzano.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Gimignano journey builder site.

Drive from Siena to San Gimignano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Greve in Chianti
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online journey planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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 8th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Pfanner. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, make a trip to Terrazza Mascagni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Montenero, and finally stroll the grounds of Camposanto.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lucca, Livorno
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Torre Guinigi ©
Torre Guinigi

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then appreciate the history behind Il Gigante, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre holiday planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, then enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Genoa road trip planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cinque Terre in August since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari ©
Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari
Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): walk around Parco del Valentino, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then shop like a local with Reggia di Venaria Reale, and finally take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

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Traveling by car from Genoa to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect Turin to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Reggia di Venaria Reale
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Reggia di Venaria Reale ©
Reggia di Venaria Reale
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

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.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in August, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
nights
Como

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 17th (Wed), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Monastero. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then browse the exhibits of Villa Carlotta, and then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Como planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Como are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Como

Adventure Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varenna, Tremezzina, Castello di Vezio, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

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Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Cattedrale di San Vigilio, explore the historical opulence of Castel Beseno, then steep yourself in history at Forte Belvedere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trento road trip website.

Drive from Como to Trento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castel Beseno, Forte Belvedere
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Forte Belvedere ©
Forte Belvedere
Castel Beseno ©
Castel Beseno
Cattedrale di San Vigilio ©
Cattedrale di San Vigilio

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona day trip planning website.

Take a bus from Trento to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally browse the collection at libreria Acqua alta.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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