30 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

30 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy vacation planner
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Ravenna
— 1 night
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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Venice — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Museo del Precinema, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice road trip tool.

Reno, USA to Venice is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Reno to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Reno in May since evenings lows in Venice dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Ravenna.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
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Find places to stay May 3 — 7:

Ravenna — 1 night

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Vitale, don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, appreciate the history behind Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravenna attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Venice to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Ravenna are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

Rome — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

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You can fly from Ravenna to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Rome sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Assisi.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Assisi — 3 nights

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) and Perugia (Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, Studio Moretti Caselli, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Siena.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Siena — 4 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Castiglion del Bosco Winery (in Montalcino). On the 19th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco.

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Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Florence — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip website.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pisa.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

Pisa — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pisa online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Pisa sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Milan — 3 nights

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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and see La Casa Maledetta.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

Drive from Pisa to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Verona.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Verona — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Verona with a short trip to Lago di Garda in Garda, about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: see a show at Arena di Verona, take in the views from Ponte Pietra, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Verona sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 28 — 31: