13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
1
Milan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
La Spezia
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Pisa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
End: Milan

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Museo Egizio. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Milan trip maker website .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to La Spezia.

Things to do in Milan

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Side Trip

Museo Egizio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
La Spezia

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): trek along Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and then take a stroll around Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, then examine the collection at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, then stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and finally stop by Portovenere.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read La Spezia online vacation maker .

You can drive from Milan to La Spezia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in La Spezia sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Genoa, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Portovenere
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Camposanto.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pisa day trip planner .

Traveling by train from La Spezia to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci, Le mura di Lucca
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, get a taste of the local shopping with Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then view the masterpieces at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

To find traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siena route builder website .

You can take a train from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, San Quirico d'Orcia
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Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, shop like a local with M.G. Design, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Basilica San Vitale, examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Medievale, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally make a trip to Piazza Maggiore.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna route maker.

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June in Bologna, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ferrara, Museo Ferrari, Basilica San Vitale
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

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