30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bologna
1
Bologna
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Rome
— 12 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Milan
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Venice
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Bologna

6
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Florence (The Boboli Gardens, Campanile di Giotto, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bologna online itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Bangladesh, the closest major aiports are Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport, Peretola Airport and Verona Villafranca Airport. In February, daytime highs in Bologna are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

12
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Bologna in February, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Turin ( Museum of the Risorgimento, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, &more), Torre Gattoni (in Como) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in February, things will get a bit cooler in Milan: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Turin, Torre Gattoni, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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