32 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

32 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rimini
— 4 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Rome
— 5 nights
Drive to Porto S.Stefano, Ferry to Isola Del Giglio
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Isola Del Giglio
— 2 nights
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
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Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arena di Verona and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Road of 52 Tunnels and Piazzale Castel San Pietro will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Verona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in August: highs in Verona hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rimini.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Rimini

— 4 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Get outdoors at Bagno Egisto 38 and Playa del Sol. Visit Bagno 92 and Bagno Tonelli 126 for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bagno 121 Giulio, stroll through Afrika Beach, and take advantage of the amenities at Bagno Mario 52.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rimini, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Venice to Rimini in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rimini

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Mus.e Firenze capture your imagination. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately Pisa away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Rimini to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Siena and Centro Storico di Siena. Guardastelle Vineyard and Piazza del Campo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Siena to go to San Gimignano and see Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and take in the exciting artwork at La Fornace Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Siena trip tool.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, visit Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Isola Del Giglio

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Tue), stroll through Bagno Il Delfino, kick back and relax at La Playa del Carma, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Giglio Blu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Amaranto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dello Smeraldo, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Isola Del Giglio driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Isola Del Giglio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 4 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo. Step out of the city life by going to Acqua marina and Spiaggia delle Tombe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portoferraio: Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera (in Capoliveri) and Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Seccione, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mare, stroll through Cala di Mola, and take advantage of the amenities at Spiaggia di Redinoce.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Portoferraio online trip planner.

You can travel from Isola Del Giglio to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Isola Del Giglio in September: highs in Portoferraio hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Asciutti Carlo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 15th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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