13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Porto
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Milan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Argegno
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Porto

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Piazza Navona and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Colle Capitolino, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sistine Chapel.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip site .

Porto, Portugal to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Porto to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Galleria dell'Accademia and The Baptistery of St. John. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, steep yourself in history at Badia Fiorentina, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
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 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Argegno.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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nights
Argegno

Argegno ©
Argegno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50km north of Milan and about 15km north of Como. Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di Onno and Spiaggia Tranquilla. Explore Argegno's surroundings by going to AC Boat (in Menaggio), Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar (in Griante) and Isola Comacina (in Ossuccio). There's more to do: choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Rescia.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Argegno trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Milan to Argegno takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Argegno can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Argegno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Grotte di Rescia, AC Boat, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Isola Comacina
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
AC Boat ©
AC Boat
Isola Comacina ©
Isola Comacina

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