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 (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 take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica.

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 do a combination of train, bus, and flight. 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 11°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, 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 ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
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.
On the 13th (Tue), make a trip to Trevi Fountain and then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, then make a trip to Pantheon, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome tour planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
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 do a combination of flight and train. In November, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 17th (Sat), you're off toPisa.

Things to do in Siena

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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 other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pisa journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Siena to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli
Guinigi Tower ©
Guinigi Tower

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. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car 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
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and examine the collection 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. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
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 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. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°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
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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 Mirabilandia (in Ravenna), Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) (in Ferrara) 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

Mirabilandia, Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), Museo Ferrari
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

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.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Padua trip itinerary website .

Getting from Bologna to Padua by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Padua can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will leave for Venice on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Padua

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Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Padua in December: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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