16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
3
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Modena
— 1 day
train:  45​min
5
Parma
— 1 night
6
Pisa
— 1 night
7
Genoa
— 2 nights
8
Turin
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Vatican City. Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme capture your imagination. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Paolo Fuori Le Mura, make a trip to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Rome due to the time zone difference. In November, Rome is much colder than San Juan - with highs of 63°F and lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Vatican City ©
Vatican City

1
night
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 7th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Florence sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Museo Nazionale del Bargello ©
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 8th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the History of Bologna.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bologna trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo per la Memoria di Ustica ©
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

1
day
Modena

Modena ©
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 9th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, see the interesting displays at Panini Motor Museum, then see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Estense.

Plan my day in Modena using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Modena is just a short distance from Bologna. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Parma.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti ©
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti ©
Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino

1
night
Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon, step into the grandiose world of Il Castello dei Burattini - Museo Giordano Ferrari, then take an in-depth tour of Casa natale di Arturo Toscanini, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Parma tour planner .

You can take a train from Modena to Parma in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Parma are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, examine the collection at Museo della Grafica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Paolo a Ripa d'Arno, and finally explore the ancient world of Arsenale.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pisa route builder app .

You can drive from Parma to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Parma in November, you will find days in Pisa are a bit warmer (61°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria ©
Arsenale ©
Arsenale
Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo ©
Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Torri di Porta Soprana, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, browse the exhibits of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Banchi, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo di San Giorgio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, then contemplate the long history of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, then explore the historical opulence of Castello d'Albertis, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sistine Chapel Savona.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa day trip planning tool .

Take a train from Pisa to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Pisa in November, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sistine Chapel Savona
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1
night
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 14th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove and then don't miss a visit to Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turin road trip planner .

Drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Genoa in November, with highs in Turin at 50°F and lows at 43°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo del Carcere Le Nuove ©
Museo del Carcere Le Nuove

3
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 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia - Piazza Scala. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Ducale, then see the interesting displays at Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

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Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Milan sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 42°F at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Certosa di Pavia, Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa, Piazza Ducale
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Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

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