12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Turin
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Turin
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Padua
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Venice
— 3 nights
Fly

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Turin

— 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacra di San Michele, take in the exciting artwork at Reggia di Venaria Reale, and then make a trip to Basilica of Superga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Lorenzo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turin vacation planning website.

Wellington, New Zealand to Turin is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in July, expect nights in Turin to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bergamo.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bergamo

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco, and finally steep yourself in history at Mura Venete. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Belvedere Iseo and then explore the activities along Lago d'Iseo.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bergamo attractions planner.

You can drive from Turin to Bergamo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in August: highs in Bergamo hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Padua.

Things to do in Bergamo

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Padua

— 2 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Bahia del Sole Spiaggia, then pause for some photo ops at Piazza dei Signori, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Palladiana. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo di Padova, then don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally contemplate the long history of Padua Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Padua route planner.

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Padua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Venice

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico di Venezia and Cannaregio. San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the world behind art at Ca' Rezzonico, admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Padua to Venice takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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