5 days in Italy Itinerary

5 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  5 h
1
Bologna
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Pisa
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London

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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 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bologna road trip planning site.

London, UK to Bologna is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bologna due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Bologna at 37°C and lows at 22°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo per la Memoria di Ustica ©
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte and then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip website.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni, Montefioralle Winery
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Uappala, and then make a trip to Torre delle Ore.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa trip builder tool.

Take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Torre delle Ore
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Bagno Uappala ©
Bagno Uappala
Torre delle Ore ©
Torre delle Ore
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

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night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and finally hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip website.

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Antico
Borgo Antico

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