41 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

41 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  12 h
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Bellagio
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Florence
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Siena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

4
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.
Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Venice trip simple and quick.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Caseificio San Pier Damiani (in Parma) and Acetaia Villa San Donnino (in Modena). There's still lots to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and go all around town with City Tours.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Caseificio San Pier Damiani, Acetaia Villa San Donnino
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Caseificio San Pier Damiani ©
Caseificio San Pier Damiani
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

4
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bellagio: Madonna del Ghisallo (in Magreglio), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Anything But Work, look for all kinds of wild species at I Falconieri del Feudo, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and contemplate the waterfront views at Il lungolago.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bellagio travel site.

You can drive from Verona to Bellagio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Il lungolago, Anything But Work, Madonna del Ghisallo, Il Sentiero delle Espressioni
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Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Micromercato Moltrasio (in Moltrasio), Sentee di Sort (in Cernobbio) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Micromercato Moltrasio, Sentee di Sort, Museo Egizio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Go for a jaunt from Cinque Terre to Genoa to see Aquarium of Genoa about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, stop by Fannys Bazar, and trek along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso.

You can plan Cinque Terre trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by train from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Aquarium of Genoa
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink ©
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence journey builder.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

5
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at San Francesco, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Siena itinerary tool.

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Castello di Monterinaldi, Guardastelle Vineyard, Fattoria Pianporcino
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco), Azienda Agraria Guerrieri (in Piagge) and Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti (in Perugia). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip builder.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Assisi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
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Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday maker website.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

St. Peter's Basilica, Villa d'Este
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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