23 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

23 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turin
— 1 night
2
Genoa
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Venice
— 3 nights
5
Ascoli Piceno
— 3 nights
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
7
Orvieto
— 3 nights
8
Rome
— 3 nights

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, see where the action happens at Juventus Stadium, thenview the masterpieces at Reggia di Venaria Reale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, thenmake a trip to Piazza San Carlo, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, and finally make a trip to Piazza Castello.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turin day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Turin is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Turin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Turin hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica of Superga, Reggia di Venaria Reale
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Santuario della Consolata ©
Santuario della Consolata
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

3
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Dialogo nel Buio and Galata Museo del Mare will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Via Giuseppe Garibaldi and Boccadasse. Venture out of the city with trips to Borgo Storico di Corniglia (in Corniglia), Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Tesoro, and take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Genoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Baia del Silenzio
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio

3
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence travel route planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica di San Marco. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, stop by Campo del Ghetto, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice tour planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ascoli Piceno.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

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nights
Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno ©
Home to more than 200 towers during the Middle Ages, Ascoli Piceno has one of the most beautiful main plazas in Italy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario Della Santa Casa and Pinacoteca A. Ricci - Polittici di Carlo e Vittorio Crivelli. Visiting Grotte di Frasassi and Monte Vettore will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Ascoli Piceno: Casa Leopardi (in Recanati), Lungomare San Benedetto del Tronto (in San Benedetto Del Tronto) and Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ascoli Piceno day trip website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ascoli Piceno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ascoli Piceno

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fabriano, Casa Leopardi, Pinacoteca A. Ricci - Polittici di Carlo e Vittorio Crivelli, Lungomare San Benedetto del Tronto, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
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Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano ©
Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano
Casa Leopardi ©
Casa Leopardi

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, explore the striking landscape of Parco Regionale di Colfiorito, thensee the interesting displays at Mac - Museo Archeologico Di Colfiorito, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ascoli Piceno to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Assisi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Foligno, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Giardino dei Tarocchi and Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascate del Mulino and Civita di Bagnoregio. Change things up with these side-trips from Orvieto: Chiesa di San Martino (in Tarquinia), Chiesa di San Giorgio (in Montemerano) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto, steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio, and Head underground at Via Cava.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Orvieto road trip planning app.

Getting from Assisi to Orvieto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. May in Orvieto sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pitigliano, Cascate del Mulino, Cascata delle Marmore, Chiesa di San Martino, Via Cava
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Giardino dei Tarocchi ©
Giardino dei Tarocchi

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Musei Capitolini. Colosseum and Palatine Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Orvieto in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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