35 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

35 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
Drive
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Viterbo
— 1 night
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Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Pisa
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua). The adventure continues: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Verona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit cooler in Verona: highs are around 78°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Venice

— 5 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 find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice road trip website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder site.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Viterbo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:

Viterbo

— 1 night
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. On the 6th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Macchina di Santa Rosa and then indulge your senses at Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Viterbo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Viterbo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Viterbo can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Viterbo

Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Assisi

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio (in Mercatello), Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco) and Scoglio della Preghiera (in Cascia). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, do a tasting at Decugnano dei Barbi, don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Viterbo to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Assisi, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida--about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 17th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence route planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Pisa

— 2 nights
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 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Maurizio, then examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at Italy Shore Drivers, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa travel planner.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Pisa are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Cinque Terre

— 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre is known for trails, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Cinque Terre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

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 25th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Milan holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in October: highs in Milan hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26: