16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: San Francisco

2
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, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation builder app.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, walk around Mount Subasio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, do a tasting at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, thendo a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, thenget to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Assisi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

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Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from Siena with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Siena day trip planning website.

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Siena sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Wine Tours & Tastings
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella

3
nights
Florence

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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 (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Milan are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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