11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Verona
1
Verona
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Bologna
— 1 day
train:  45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Lucca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Montepulciano
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Assisi
— 2 nights
End: Assisi

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra and Museo delle Palafitte del Lago di Ledro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castel Beseno and Chiesa di San Fermo. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona (in Ferrara di Monte Baldo), Valle di Ledro (in Riva Del Garda) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Malcesine). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Limonaia del Castèl and don't miss a visit to I Portoni della Bra.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Verona trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Ukraine, the closest major airports are Verona Villafranca Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Castel Beseno, Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, La Limonaia del Castel, Parasailing & Paragliding, Valle di Ledro
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Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra ©
Castel Beseno ©
Castel Beseno
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona ©
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona

1
day
Bologna

Bologna ©
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 11th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Bologna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica ©
Museo per la Memoria di Ustica

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, savor the flavors at Castello di Verrazzano, and then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planner.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

1
night
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Chiesa e Battistero di San Giovanni e Santa Reparata, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, then identify plant and animal life at Oasi Massaciuccoli, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lucca travel planner.

You can drive from Florence to Lucca in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Lucca

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Camposanto, Oasi Massaciuccoli
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Camposanto ©
Camposanto
San Michele in Foro ©
San Michele in Foro

1
night
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 15th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, then admire the masterpieces at Parco Sculture Del Chianti, and finally experience rural life at Mulino di Quercegrossa.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Siena vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Lucca to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Siena are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parco Sculture Del Chianti, Mulino di Quercegrossa
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Cappella di Piazza ©
Cappella di Piazza
Parco Sculture Del Chianti ©
Parco Sculture Del Chianti
Mulino di Quercegrossa ©
Mulino di Quercegrossa

1
night
Montepulciano

Montepulciano ©
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 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella, then view the masterpieces at Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, then get to know the fascinating history of Montefollonico Centro Storico, and finally do a tasting at Az. Agr. Poliziano.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montepulciano itinerary planner.

Getting from Siena to Montepulciano by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Montepulciano, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Pienza, Montefollonico Centro Storico
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Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella ©
Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, explore the ancient world of Museo e Foro Romano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pietro, then see the interesting displays at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, and finally look for gifts at La Bottega Di Teresa Prodotti Tipici Umbri.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Assisi vacation builder.

Getting from Montepulciano to Assisi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Montepulciano in August, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 19°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Perugia, Spello
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Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum ©
Chiesa Nuova ©
Chiesa Nuova

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