15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Siena
— 3 nights
2
Assisi
— 4 nights
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 4 nights
4
Venice
— 1 night

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore and learn at San Gimignano 1300 and Torre e Casa Campatelli. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Monteriggioni and Abbazia di San Galgano. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano) and Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia). There's lots more to do: browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary tool.

Newark, USA to Siena is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Castello di Monteriggioni, Abbazia di San Galgano, Cascate del Mulino
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Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

4
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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Galleria Nazionale delle Marche and Borgo di Trevi. Let the collections at Museo della Porziuncola and Palazzo Ducale di Urbino capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto), Abbazia San Vincenzo al Furlo (in Acqualagna) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Della Repubblica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Assisi tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Urbino, Orvieto, Piazza Della Repubblica, Borgo di Trevi, Abbazia San Vincenzo al Furlo
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche ©
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

4
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Visit Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia Di Sansone for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia di Chiessi and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Stecchi, and explore the historical opulence of Castello del Volterraio.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portoferraio attractions planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Capoliveri, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Chiessi, Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Chiessi
Spiaggia di Chiessi
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Venice road trip website.

Getting from Portoferraio to Venice by combination of ferry and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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