20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
train + tram + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
4
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Milan is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September: highs in Milan hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lago di Garda in Garda (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Arena di Verona, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and get outside with King Rock arrampicata.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Verona trip app .

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Verona are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lago di Garda
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King Rock arrampicata ©
King Rock arrampicata
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Venice road trip website .

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Venice are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planning website .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

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Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Foods Italy, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally stroll around Mount Subasio.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Siena in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Wild Foods Italy
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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