13 days in Northwest Italy & Arco Itinerary

13 days in Northwest Italy & Arco Itinerary

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13 days in Northwest Italy & Arco Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  6 h
1
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Pisa
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Verona
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Arco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Lisbon

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, then explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Novecento. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage 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 reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Milan online trip maker .

Lisbon, Portugal to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. 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 slightly colder in Milan, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the train 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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Abbazia di Chiaravalle ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle
Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll around Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 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 Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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night
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): see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, examine the collection at National Museum of Saint Mathew, 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.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa journey planner.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a 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 take a train 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 ©

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence route planner.

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Verona tour itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Verona, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Arco.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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I Portoni della Bra ©
I Portoni della Bra
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

2
nights
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): go for a walk through Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Valentino, then see the interesting displays at Arboretum of Arco, then examine the collection at Omkafe, and finally hike along Via Ferrata del Colodri.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arco trip maker tool .

You can drive from Verona to Arco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Arco

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Arco to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can 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
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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