25 days in Italy Itinerary

25 days in Italy Itinerary

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25 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Palermo
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + subway:  6​h 45​min
2
Sorrento
— 2 nights
subway + train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Pisa
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Sanremo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Turin
— Few hours
train:  1​h
10
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Zurich


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2
nights
Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Appreciate the collections at Museo dell'Acciuga and Regional Gallery (Galleria Regionale della Sicilia). Cattedrale di Palermo and Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Palermo with an excursion to Duomo di Monreale in Monreale--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Mondello, and explore the world behind art at Museo archeologico regionale "Antonino Salinas" Polo regionale di Palermo per i Parchi e i Musei Archeologici.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Palermo travel route website .

Barcelona, Spain to Palermo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Museo dell'Acciuga
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Museo dell'Acciuga ©
Museo dell'Acciuga
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

2
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museobottega della Tarsialignea, shop like a local with Miniaci Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, then look for gifts at Art & Craft Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sorrento trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and subway from Palermo to Sorrento in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and subway; or do a combination of train and subway. In September in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Positano
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Correale di Terranova Museum ©
Correale di Terranova Museum
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Piazza Tasso ©
Piazza Tasso

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, wander the streets of Trastevere, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence online route planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bagni Alberoni and Riviera 6 - Bagno 6. Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Bagno Bambu. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Venice online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Riviera 6 - Bagno 6, Scrovegni Chapel, Bagno Bambu
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St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
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.
Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo and St Martin Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Canyon Park and Bagno Maurizio. Change things up with a short trip to Le mura di Lucca in Lucca (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, steep yourself in history at Battistero, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planner .

Drive from Venice to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Pisa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucca, Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo, Bagno Maurizio, Canyon Park
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Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

2
nights
Sanremo

Sanremo ©
Visit Centro Storico di Albenga and Old Bussana (Bussana Vecchia) for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Museo della Comunicazione - Voci nell'etere and Museo Diocesano e Battistero Paleocristiano. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo dell'Olivo (in Imperia), Baia dei Saraceni (in Varigotti) and Budello di Alassio (in Alassio).

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Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Sanremo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sanremo when traveling from Cinque Terre in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Sanremo

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imperia, Albenga, Baia dei Saraceni, Budello di Alassio
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La Pigna ©
La Pigna

few
hours
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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Sanremo to Turin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sanremo in September; daily highs in Turin reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Milan travel planner .

Take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Milan, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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