15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner
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Turin
— 1 night
Drive
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Parma
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Modena
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Alba
— 3 nights
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Turin — 1 night

City of Magic

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 8th (Tue), stroll around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turin road trip planning app.

Gainesville, USA to Turin is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Gainesville to Turin. While traveling from Gainesville, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Parma.
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Parma — 2 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Fidenza Village, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di Parma. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Torrechiara, admire the striking features of Palazzo Giardino, then walk around Parco Ducale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma.

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You can drive from Turin to Parma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Parma: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Modena.
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Modena — 1 night

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Grande - World Heritage Site, then relax in the rural setting at Antica Acetaia Villa Bianca, and then sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Villa San Donnino.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Modena travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Parma to Modena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Modena, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.
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Bologna — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) - World Heritage Site, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Estense.

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Getting from Modena to Bologna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alba.
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Alba — 3 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, learn about winemaking at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, then examine the collection at WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto, then steep yourself in history at Fortezza del Priamar, then make a trip to Finalborgo, and finally Head underground at Grotte di Toirano.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alba journey planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Alba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Florence in October, expect Alba to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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