10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  7​h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Malcesine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Jerusalem

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.
On the 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome route planner .

Jerusalem, Israel to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rome to Portoferraio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Portoferraio are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cinque Terre.

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
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 5th (Fri), look for gifts at Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Malcesine.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso ©
Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso

3
nights
Malcesine

Malcesine ©
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lago dei Caprioli and Lago di Ledro. Get outdoors at Cascate Val Genova and Lago di Tenno. Explore Malcesine's surroundings by going to Laghi di Cornisello (in Carisolo), Spiaggia per Cani (in Val Maria-Pur) and Riva Del Garda (The Bastion & Old Ponale Road Path).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malcesine travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Malcesine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Malcesine sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Malcesine

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riva Del Garda, Lago di Ledro, Lago dei Caprioli, Cascate Val Genova, Spiaggia per Cani
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Lago di Ledro ©
Lago di Ledro
Lago di Tenno ©
Lago di Tenno
Laghi di Cornisello ©
Laghi di Cornisello

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Cannaregio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planning app .

Drive from Malcesine to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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