26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Naples
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Pisa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
Padua
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Manchester

4
days
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo (in Amalfi) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naples holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Naples is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Manchester to Naples, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Naples at 22°C and lows at 12°C. You will leave for Rome on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Villa Cimbrone Gardens
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Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Rome, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

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Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

1
day
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Siena trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in November, expect nights in Siena to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. You will leave for Pisa on the 17th (Sat).

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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral and then take in panoramic vistas at Guinigi Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip builder .

Traveling by car from Siena to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for Cinque Terre on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca
Le mura di Lucca
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

3
days
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with a short trip to Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere in La Spezia (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. And it doesn't end there: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, take a stroll around Vernazza, and stroll through Cinque Terre Trails.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere
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Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Terra di Bargòn
Terra di Bargòn

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. On the 27th (Tue), you're off toBologna.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
days
Bologna

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Museo Schifanoia (in Ferrara), Mirabilandia (in Ravenna) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, and contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip builder site .

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Padua.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Museo Schifanoia, Mirabilandia, Museo Ferrari
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Museo Schifanoia ©
Museo Schifanoia

1
day
Padua

Padua
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza dei Signori, Ragione Palace and Centro Storico.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Padua trip maker .

Getting from Bologna to Padua by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off toVenice.

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Piazza dei Signori
Piazza dei Signori
Ragione Palace ©
Ragione Palace

4
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice Free Walking Tour and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, wander the streets of Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice online day trip planner .

Venice is just a stone's throw from Padua. December in Venice sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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