32 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

32 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip planner
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Fly
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rimini
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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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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Ferry to P. S.Stefano Valle, Bus to Orbetello-Monte Arg., Train to Campiglia Stazione, Ferry to Portoferraio
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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

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 Road of 52 Tunnels. Museo di Castelvecchio 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.
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Venice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to 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 train. 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.
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Rimini — 4 nights

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 121 Giulio. Visit Playa del Sol and Lamby's Beach 92 for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bagno 92, 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.
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Florence — 3 nights

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. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence journey tool.

You can take a train from Rimini to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Siena — 3 nights

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 Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico. Guardastelle Vineyard and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico 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, view the masterpieces at La Fornace Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni.

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.
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Assisi — 2 nights

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 take in the architecture and 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.
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Rome — 5 nights

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 Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. 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: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, 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.
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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.
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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 Spiaggia di Seccione and Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera. Step out of Portoferraio with an excursion to Spiaggia del Relitto in Pomonte--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe, stroll through Spiaggia La Sorgente, 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 do a combination of ferry, bus, and train from Isola Del Giglio to Portoferraio in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. 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.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

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.
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Milan — 1 night

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), get engrossed in the history 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 fly back home.
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