14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 2 nights
2
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 4 nights
4
Bologna
— 2 nights
5
Milan
— 1 night

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Brera District, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio.

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Brisbane, Australia to Milan is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in July, with highs in Milan at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

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.
Visit Chiesa di San Lorenzo and Chiesa Di San Pietro for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Borgo Storico di Manarola. There's much more to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre holiday app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

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Chiesa di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita and then see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Torre Prendiparte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, stop by La Piccola Venezia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bologna day trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Bologna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

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Milan

Milan ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

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Take a train from Bologna to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©
Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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