13 days in Northwest Italy & Arco Itinerary

13 days in Northwest Italy & Arco Itinerary

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Milan
— 2 nights
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
3
Pisa
— 1 night
4
Florence
— 3 nights
5
Verona
— 1 day
6
Arco
— 2 nights
7
Venice
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, then admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Ducale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, then examine the collection at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milan route builder website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Milan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Milan is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Milan, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, Piazza Ducale
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Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 6th (Mon), get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre day trip tool.

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. April in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Levanto to Monterosso Trail
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Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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Pisa

Pisa ©
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 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Saint Mathew, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pisa travel route builder.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Pisa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums · Historic Sites
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Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano ©
Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri ©
Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then browse the exhibits of Cappella Brancacci, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then make a trip to Arche Scaligere, and finally explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Verona travel planning site.

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Arco.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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Arco

Arco ©
Arco is a comune in Trentino-Alto Adige in northern Italy.The town is faced on one side by sheer limestone cliffs jutting up like a wall protecting it and its ancient hilltop castle.Main sightsThe Castello di Arco, medieval castleSanctuary and convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in 1475 - 1492. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Valentino, then examine the collection at Arboretum of Arco, then take an in-depth tour of Omkafe, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Via Ferrata del Colodri.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arco trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Verona to Arco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Arco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Arco

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta
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Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta ©
Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta
Omkafe ©
Omkafe

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Cannaregio. Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Cittadella to see La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda

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