14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vatican City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Pienza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights

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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added EcoArt Travel - Rome by Segway to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Farnesina and Foro di Cesare. Popular historic sites such as Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial and Piazza della Rotonda are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Acattolico per Stranieri, delve into the distant past at National Roman Museum - Baths of Diocletian, explore the world behind art at Scuderie del Quirinale, and take a stroll through Ghetto Ebraico.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Vatican City

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
What a Life Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Wed), gain interesting insight with What a Life Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens, then stroll through Giardino del lago, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Regionale Monterano - Canale Monterano (RM).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vatican City trip website.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In September in Vatican City, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Vatican City

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 1st (Fri), get lost in a book at Palazzo Giacobetti, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then look for gifts at Il Sole Souvenir, then get engrossed in the history at Museo della Memoria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Assisi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vatican City to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Assisi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pienza.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Pienza

— 2 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On the 1st (Fri), do a tasting at Enoteca Di Ghino. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montefollonico Centro Storico, do a tasting at Icario Winery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via di Gracciano nel Corso, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pieve dei Santi Leonardo e Cristoforo.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pienza trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Assisi to Pienza in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pienza are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pienza

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo.

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Drive from Pienza to Florence in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre travel route builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

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 7th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano, then admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Teatrale alla Scala. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Duomo di Monza, explore the world behind art at Museo e Tesoro del Duomo di Monza, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in October, you will find days in Milan are little chillier (21°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8: