17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Venice
— 1 night
2
Verona
— 2 nights
3
Turin
— 2 nights
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
5
Orvieto
— 2 nights
6
Montalcino
— 2 nights
7
San Gimignano
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte dell'Accademia, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and finally stop by Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally stop by Dorsoduro.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice travel route builder app.

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Ponte dei Sospiri ©
Ponte dei Sospiri
Ponte dell'Accademia ©
Ponte dell'Accademia
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

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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 7th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, take in the views from Ponte Pietra, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), thenexplore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Verona road trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Palazzo Te, Grotte di Catullo
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Ponte Pietra ©
Ponte Pietra

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Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 9th (Wed), see where the action happens at Juventus Stadium, take in the exciting artwork at Reggia di Venaria Reale, view the masterpieces at Mostra Steve Mc Curry, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Basilica of Superga, thensee the interesting displays at Ecomuseo dell'argilla, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Turin trip builder site.

Drive from Verona to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Verona in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Venaria Reale, Basilica of Superga, Ecomuseo dell'argilla
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Reggia di Venaria Reale ©
Reggia di Venaria Reale
Room Escape Games

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and finally hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Miniera di Gambatesa, thenget engrossed in the history at Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese, thenlearn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Turin to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Turin in October, you will find days in Cinque Terre are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese, Miniera di Gambatesa
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Miniera di Gambatesa ©
Miniera di Gambatesa
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto, see the interesting displays at Bartolomei Al Vecchio Frantoio dei F.Lli Bartolomei, thensee the interesting displays at Musei del Castello di Alviano, thendo a tasting at Custodi Winery, and finally contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Civita di Bagnoregio, thentake a stroll through Borgo Roccalvecce, and then Head underground at Orvieto Underground.

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You can drive from Cinque Terre to Orvieto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Orvieto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montalcino.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Musei del Castello di Alviano, Bartolomei Al Vecchio Frantoio dei F.Lli Bartolomei, Civita di Bagnoregio, Borgo Roccalvecce
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Borgo Roccalvecce ©
Borgo Roccalvecce

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Montalcino

Montalcino ©
In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
On the 15th (Tue), do a tasting at Poggio Rubino, do a tasting at Mate Winery, do a tasting at Castiglion del Bosco, do a tasting at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of San Quirico d'Orcia. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco, do a tasting at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, learn about winemaking at Cava D'Onice, thendo a tasting at Podere Le Ripi, and finally steep yourself in history at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montalcino journey app.

You can drive from Orvieto to Montalcino in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Montepulciano, San Quirico d'Orcia
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Mate Winery ©
Mate Winery
Podere Il Cocco ©
Podere Il Cocco
Castiglion del Bosco ©
Castiglion del Bosco

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
San Gimignano 1300 and Villa Baciocchi will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Azienda Agricola San Quirico and Balducci Ceramica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Gimignano: Siena (Wine Tours & Tastings, Biblioteca Piccolomini, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Torre e Casa Campatelli, shop like a local with La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, and steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Gimignano trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Montalcino to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Villa Baciocchi
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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Azienda Agricola San Quirico ©
Azienda Agricola San Quirico

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