13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bologna
— 3 nights
2
Venice
— 2 nights
3
Milan
— 2 nights
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
5
Rome
— 3 nights

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Belloni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Fontana del Nettuno, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, thenwander the streets of La Piccola Venezia, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna route planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Peretola Airport and Verona Villafranca Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Cannaregio. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Ponte dei Sospiri. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Arche Scaligere, Basilica di Santa Anastasia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice travel planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Verona
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thenexamine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Di San Pietro, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, thentrek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre itinerary website.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Stanze di Raffaello and Villa Farnesina. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Rome by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Rome are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Santa Maria in Trastevere ©
Santa Maria in Trastevere
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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