11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Bologna
Train
3
Verona
— 2 nights
Train
4
Florence
Train
5
Pisa
— 1 night
Train
6
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
7
Lucca
Train
8
Siena
— 1 night
Train
9
Montepulciano
Train
10
Rome
— 1 night
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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 29th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mediterraneo Beach, then tee off at Golf Club Mare di Roma, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna E Contemporanea. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Civita Castellana Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Bunker Soratte, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome online travel planner.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 60°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bologna trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for little chillier days in Bologna, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Verona.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Verona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Sun), take a stroll through Piazza della Repubblica and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence tour builder site.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Cimitero Ebraico.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pisa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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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.
On the 4th (Mon), trek along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, then learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madonnina della Punta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Levanto Beach, and finally do a tasting at Buranco Agriturismo.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Lucca

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santuario di Santa Gemma Galgani and then examine the collection at Antica Tipografia Biagini.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Lucca road trip site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Lucca, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Lucca

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Siena

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip app.

Getting from Lucca to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Siena are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Montepulciano

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stop by La Taverna del Pecorino and then get to know the fascinating history of Via di Gracciano nel Corso.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montepulciano trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Montepulciano in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Montepulciano, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

On the 8th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome journey planning app.

Drive from Montepulciano to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.