23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
+2
Fly + bus + train:  21​h
1
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Modena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Venice
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Milan
— 1 night
6
Turin
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome
— 2 nights
9
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Senigallia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Roseto Degli Abruzzi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
Campana
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Gallipoli
— 1 night
14
Matera
— 1 night
15
Naples
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, get a taste of the local shopping with Wikiarte Galleria d'arte contemporanea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then examine the collection at La Macchina del Tempo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna online travel route builder .

Manila, Philippines to Bologna is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Bologna. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Manila in September, with highs in Bologna at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Modena.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna ©
Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

1
night
Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, steep yourself in history at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, then see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, then examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Modena trip planning tool .

Getting from Bologna to Modena by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Modena

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Museo Ferrari
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Duomo di Modena ©
Duomo di Modena
Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, browse for treasures at Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Drive from Modena to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Verona visit planning website .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Milan itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

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

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Mostra Steve Mc Curry, admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, and then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turin trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in September: highs in Turin hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mostra Steve Mc Curry
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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Traveling by train from Turin to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Turin in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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 27th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Serra, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Rome online trip builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Assisi road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Assisi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Senigallia.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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night
Senigallia

Senigallia
Senigallia is a comune and port town of the province of Ancona on Italy's Adriatic coast, in the Marche region. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Mare Mio 50 and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia Canaria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Senigallia online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Assisi to Senigallia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Roseto Degli Abruzzi.

Things to do in Senigallia

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Roseto Degli Abruzzi

Roseto Degli Abruzzi
Roseto degli Abruzzi, more commonly Roseto, is a town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Oltremare and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Celommi.

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Getting from Senigallia to Roseto Degli Abruzzi by car takes about 2 hours. September in Roseto Degli Abruzzi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Campana.

Things to do in Roseto Degli Abruzzi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Campana

Campana
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Giganti di Pietra di Campana.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Campana route planning app .

Drive from Roseto Degli Abruzzi to Campana in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Gallipoli.
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Gallipoli

Gallipoli
Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Padula Bianca and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gallipoli travel planner .

Traveling by car from Campana to Gallipoli takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gallipoli can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Spiaggia Padula Bianca
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Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and finally make a trip to Sassi di Matera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Matera online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Gallipoli to Matera in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Gallipoli, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Matera, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cripta del Peccato Originale ©
Cripta del Peccato Originale

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Villa Rufolo and Galleria Borbonica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Underground Naples. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Positano (Miniaci Art Gallery, Nana' Positano, & more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naples online road trip planner .

You can drive from Matera to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Matera in October, you will find days in Naples are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Villa Rufolo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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