10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Verona
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Keep things going the next day: take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, you will find days in Rome are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are much colder (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 22nd (Thu), learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally steep yourself in history at San Damiano.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Assisi road 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 August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Assisi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in August, you will find days in Portoferraio are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant’Antonio.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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