19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Pisa
Drive
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train
6
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Venice
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo as well as Food Tours. Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Rome. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Hong Kong in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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 28th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Pisa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Pisa. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.
Highlights from your trip

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Michelangelo, Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel site.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vernazza. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Bologna

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

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 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, make a trip to Piazza Santo Stefano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally get your bearings at Archiginnasio di Bologna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ferrara Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo delle Poste, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna day trip planning website.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 6th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get in on the family fun at Leolandia, and finally stroll the grounds of Mausoleo della famiglia Crespi. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip builder.

You can take a train from Bologna to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Padua Botanical Garden, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.