10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Verbania
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Milan
— 1 night
Fly

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome attractions website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jeddah, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally visit Cannaregio.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verbania.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Verbania

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Oratory of Saint Remigio, step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre, then head off the coast to Sapori d'Italia, Lago Maggiore, and finally appreciate the views at Valle Strona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria, then do a tasting at Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, then stop by Luigi Guffanti, and finally go for a walk through Lungolago Stresa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Verbania online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verbania takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Verbania are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verbania

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Verbania to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites
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