10 days in Italy, Strasbourg & Bonn Itinerary

10 days in Italy, Strasbourg & Bonn Itinerary

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10 days in Italy, Strasbourg & Bonn Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki, Greece
ferry:  17​h 30​min
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Ancona, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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La Spezia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Bonn, Germany
— 1 night
End: Bonn, Germany

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Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Fontana del Calamo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Ciriaco, and then examine the collection at Museo Tattile Statale Omero.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ancona sightseeing planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Ancona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Ancona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, you will find days in Ancona are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Ancona

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Tattile Statale Omero ©
Museo Tattile Statale Omero
Cattedrale San Ciriaco ©
Cattedrale San Ciriaco

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 10th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda.

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Drive from Ancona to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Modena
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
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Piazza Grande

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La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 12th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, take a memorable drive along Ponte Thaon di Revel, make a trip to Via del Prione, see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Etnografico, then examine the collection at Castle of Saint Giorgio, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Isola Palmaria. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, head off the coast to Viamare, then see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Garibaldi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Spezia holiday planner.

Drive from Bologna to La Spezia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in La Spezia, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Isola Palmaria, Borgo Storico di Manarola, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia

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Milan, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Novecento.

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Traveling by car from La Spezia to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Food Tours
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memorial Le Linge, then make a trip to Dolder Tower, and finally take a memorable drive along Route des Vins. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Citadel of Bitche, then contemplate the long history of Le Fort de Schoenenbourg, then learn about all things military at MM Park France, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Parc Tellure.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Strasbourg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Strasbourg to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Bonn.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Musee Memorial Le Linge, Parc Tellure, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Fort De Schoenenbourg, Dolder Tower
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Musee Memorial Le Linge ©
Musee Memorial Le Linge
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Fort De Schoenenbourg ©
Fort De Schoenenbourg

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Bonn, Germany

Bonn ©
The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Beethoven House, then make a trip to Alter Friedhof, then take an in-depth tour of German National Museum of Contemporary History, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cherry Blossom.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bonn online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Strasbourg to Bonn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bonn can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bonn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Klosterruine Heisterbach
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Beethoven-Haus Bonn ©
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Alter Friedhof ©
Alter Friedhof