32 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

32 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Verona
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Rimini
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Isola Del Giglio
— 2 nights
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 1 night

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Verona

Verona ©

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 Museo di Castelvecchio. Road of 52 Tunnels and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, 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

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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Venice

Venice ©

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
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Rimini

Rimini ©

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 Bagno 92. Visit Playa del Sol and Bagno Mario 52 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 Tonelli 126.

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

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Bagno Egisto 38 ©
Bagno Egisto 38
Playa del Sol ©
Playa del Sol
La Spiaggia Del Cuore 110 ©
La Spiaggia Del Cuore 110

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Florence

Florence ©

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 Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore capture your imagination. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace 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: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo 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

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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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Siena

Siena ©

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 Battistero di San Giovanni. Guardastelle Vineyard and Centro Storico di Siena 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 lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Nazionale, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 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

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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Assisi

Assisi ©

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

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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Rome

Rome ©

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 Villa Adriana. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the galleries of Vatican Grottoes, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Rome

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

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Isola Del Giglio

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 · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
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 Di Buzzancone o Cera. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Luisi d'Angelo and Spiaggia del Relitto. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Acqua marina, stroll through Padulella Beach, take advantage of the amenities at Spiaggia di Redinoce, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Mare.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Portoferraio trip planner.

You can travel from Isola Del Giglio to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Isola Del Giglio in September, plan for slightly colder days in Portoferraio, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia del Relitto ©
Spiaggia del Relitto
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©

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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, 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

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Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours ©
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours
Borgo Storico di Manarola
Borgo Storico di Manarola
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Milan

Milan ©

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.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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