14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  30​min
2
Padua
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
5
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h
6
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Ljubljana

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Venice is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in April, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace, make a trip to Piazza della Frutta, explore the ancient world of Teatro Anatomico, pause for some serene contemplation at Battistero del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Giustina, and finally admire the natural beauty at Orto Botanico di Padova. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Padua trip planner.

Padua is very close to Venice. April in Padua sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Parks
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Chiesa degli Eremitani ©
Chiesa degli Eremitani
Prato della Valle ©
Prato della Valle

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, and finally don't miss a visit to Liston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, look for gifts at Patrizia Prencipe, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally take a stroll through Quinzano.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Verona road trip tool .

You can take a train from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in April, Verona is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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nights
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 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, pause for some photo ops at Patroclo e Menelao, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

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Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri ©
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre travel planner.

Take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Genoa
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©

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