12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Turin — 2 nights

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 31st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga, then see where the action happens at Juventus Stadium, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turin online tour builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Turin Airport and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Alba.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Alba — 2 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, then appreciate the views at Langhe landscapes UNESCO, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of La Bollente, make a trip to Chiesa della Maddalena, see the interesting displays at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, then get a taste of local nightlife at Germano Angelo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alba holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Turin to Alba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alba, with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Borgo Antico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): head outdoors with Cinque Terre Trails, take a stroll around Vernazza, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alba to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alba in November; daily highs in Cinque Terre reach 61°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
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Bologna — 1 night

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 6th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and then don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Bologna by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cinque Terre in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Bologna, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice online tour planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Italy travel guide

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.