26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 1 day
2
Turin
— 2 nights
3
Genoa
— 2 nights
4
Verona
— 2 nights
5
Bologna
— 2 nights
6
Rome
— 3 nights
7
Siena
— 2 nights
8
Naples
— 2 nights
9
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
10
Venice
— 3 nights
11
Florence
— 3 nights

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get your game on at Trap Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, thenmake a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planning website.

Manila, Philippines to Milan is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in December, things will get much colder in Milan: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Trap Milano ©
Trap Milano
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, thenmake a trip to Galleria San Federico, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, thenadmire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, thenmake a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turin travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Turin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo
Piazza Castello ©
Piazza Castello

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 23rd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, thenwander the streets of Boccadasse, thenexamine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Ilgioco.net - Escape Room Games & more.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Turin to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, Genoa is a bit warmer than Turin - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): take in the views from Ponte Pietra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, thensnap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), thenenjoy some music at Arena di Verona, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Pentagona. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of I Portoni della Bra, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Signori, thenstep into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona road trip tool.

Getting from Genoa to Verona by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Genoa in December; daily highs in Verona reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio) ©
Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio)
Centro Storico
Centro Storico

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 27th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, thenmake a trip to Piazza Maggiore, and finally take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, examine the collection at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, thenget lost in a book at Biblioteca Salaborsa, thenponder the world of politics at Palazzo del Podesta, and finally make a trip to Quadrilatero.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip maker app.

Take a train from Verona to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, Basilica San Vitale
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and La Pieta. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, admire the local landmark of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Bologna to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bologna in December: highs in Rome hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Ancient Rome, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura ©
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura
Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico ©

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, thenindulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola La Lastra.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siena trip planning app.

Drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Tours
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 3rd (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, take an in-depth tour of The Neapolis Buried, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, thenengage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, thenmake a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, thenadmire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Naples in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Naples are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii, Salerno
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Via San Gregorio Armeno ©
Via San Gregorio Armeno

2
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Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 5th (Sun), steep yourself in history at San Giuseppe dei Teatini, make a trip to Piazza Pretoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di Santa Cita, thensteep yourself in history at Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Lorenzo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo dell'Acciuga, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, thendon't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Santa Rosalia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Palermo trip planner.

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo dell'Acciuga
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Prato della Valle and Cannaregio. Step out of Venice to go to Udine and see No Exit, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take a stroll through Dorsoduro, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

No Exit, Prato della Valle
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Grande and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Duomo di Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Piazza Grande, Duomo di Pisa
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Food Tours
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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