16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Milan
— 1 day
Train:  3 h
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Panama City

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip builder tool .

Panama City, Panama to Milan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Panama City in April; daily highs in Milan reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Milan to Rome by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, get to know the fascinating history of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco del Monte Subasio.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Quinzano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, then shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. On your second day here, make a trip to Liston, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastione delle Maddalene, and finally get outside with King Rock arrampicata.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona online route planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Verona are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice route maker tool .

Traveling by train from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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