26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Naples
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pisa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Padua
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
10
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
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: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). 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 pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

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 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and 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 11°C. You will leave for Rome on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Naples

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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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
nights
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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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Siena online trip maker .

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Siena

#Historic Sites
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Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

2
nights
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

2
nights
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 2 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
nights
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: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 time for the train ride to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
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.

Things to do in Milan

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
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 Ferrari (in Maranello), Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) (in Ferrara) and Mirabilandia (in Ravenna). 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 Ferrari, Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), Mirabilandia
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Food Tours
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

2
nights
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

#Historic Sites
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Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Ragione Palace ©
Ragione Palace

3
nights
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. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice online trip itinerary planner .

Venice is very close to Padua. When traveling from Padua in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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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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