24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Spezia
— 8 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 day

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Milan — 2 nights

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 (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

Verona — 2 nights

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 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Lago di Garda and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Giardino Sigurta. Here are some ideas for day two: see a show at Arena di Verona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Verona online holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Venice — 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice tour planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bologna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Bologna — 2 nights

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura di Ferrara, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia) - World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, then make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bologna day trip tool.

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bologna are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites
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Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Florence — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Balloon Rides (in San Casciano in Val di Pesa) and Siena (Duomo di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

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

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to La Spezia.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

La Spezia — 8 nights

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. Get out of town with these interesting La Spezia side-trips: Villa Reale di Marlia (in Marlia), Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano (in Pisa) and La Terrazza Luminosa (in Massa). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Fattoria al Dotto, walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the La Spezia holiday site.

Getting from Florence to La Spezia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in La Spezia can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries
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Find places to stay May 26 — Jun 3:

Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step out of Cinque Terre to go to Genoa and see Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planning website.

You can drive from La Spezia to Cinque Terre in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Milan.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Milan — 1 day

On the 6th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.