7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bilbao
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Ferrara
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Lucca
— 1 day
train:  30​min
5
Pisa
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bilbao

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Palazzo dei Notai, Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Re Enzo, and other attractions. On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Podesta, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Re Enzo, then make a trip to Palazzo dei Notai, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bologna day trip planner.

Bilbao, Spain to Bologna is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bilbao in August, you will find days in Bologna are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Ferrara.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo Ferrari, Pieve di San Pietro di Roffeno
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Palazzo Re Enzo ©
Palazzo Re Enzo
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

1
day
Ferrara

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Cristoforo alla Certosa, Torre dell'Orologio and Piazza del Municipio. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Castello Estense, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Municipio, then contemplate the long history of Torre dell'Orologio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Cristoforo alla Certosa.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ferrara trip planner .

Ferrara is just a short distance from Bologna. In August in Ferrara, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Ferrara

Historic Sites
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Ferrara Cathedral ©
Ferrara Cathedral
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
San Cristoforo alla Certosa ©
San Cristoforo alla Certosa

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Piazza della Signoria and then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries.

To find out how to plan a trip to Florence, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Ferrara to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
day
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
You've added Guinigi Tower, Le mura di Lucca, Basilica of San Frediano, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo Pfanner, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, then make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Guinigi Tower.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucca trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Lucca sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
San Michele in Foro ©
San Michele in Foro

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.
You've added Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, Knights' Square, Battistero, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pisa day trip planning tool .

Pisa is just a stone's throw from Lucca. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Battistero ©
Battistero

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