10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly:  3 h
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Bergamo
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Gallarate
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
3
Arenzano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rapallo
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Pisa
— Few hours
Train:  1 h
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Lazise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
9
Como
— Few hours
Train:  45 min
10
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Thessaloniki

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Bergamo

Bergamo
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bergamo road trip planning app.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Bergamo is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Thessaloniki in June, expect nights in Bergamo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. You'll set off for Gallarate on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Bergamo

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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Gallarate

Gallarate
Gallarate is a city and comune of Alto Milanese of Lombardy and of Milan metropolitan area, northern Italy, in the Province of Varese. To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gallarate attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Bergamo to Gallarate in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll set off for Arenzano on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Gallarate

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks
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Arenzano

Arenzano
Arenzano is a coastal town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, Italy., it has a population of 11,568. To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Arenzano journey planning app.

You can drive from Gallarate to Arenzano in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gallarate in June, Arenzano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. You'll set off for Rapallo on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Arenzano

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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Rapallo

Rapallo ©
As the Italian Riviera's largest town, Rapallo is noted for its castle perched above the sea and the colorful buildings that lead down the hill to the south-facing bay.
To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rapallo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arenzano to Rapallo takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rapallo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You will leave for Pisa on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Rapallo

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Mecca - Museo del Videogioco, Ente Parco di Portofino
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Ente Parco di Portofino ©
Ente Parco di Portofino
La Mecca - Museo del Videogioco ©
La Mecca - Museo del Videogioco

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Leaning Tower of Pisa has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pisa journey planning tool.

Getting from Rapallo to Pisa by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rapallo in July since evenings lows in Pisa dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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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 3rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lazise.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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Lazise

Lazise ©
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, and then explore the activities along Lago di Garda.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lazise tour planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Lazise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Lazise are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Milan on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Lazise

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mantua, Gardaland Park, Lago di Garda
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milan trip maker website.

You can drive from Lazise to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Como on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), take an in-depth tour of Civic Museum of the Risorgimento, and then get engrossed in the history at Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Como road trip tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Como are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Museums Historic Sites
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Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio ©
Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio
Civic Museum of the Risorgimento ©
Civic Museum of the Risorgimento
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)

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Milan

Milan ©
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano and then take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan road trip website.

You can take a train from Como to Milan in an hour. Another option is to drive. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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