14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Perth

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuola Grande di San Rocco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Visit Scrovegni Chapel and Scala Contarini del Bovolo for their historical value. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti, Castello Estense, &more) and Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova & Prato della Valle). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cannaregio, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice vacation tool .

Perth, Australia to Venice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Venice is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ferrara, Padua
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Borghetto sul Mincio, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, and then don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Verona tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Borghetto sul Mincio
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Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia

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Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Pura Vida Spiaggia Liberattrezzata, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio, then stroll around Ente Parco di Portofino, and finally make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, then visit Boccadasse, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Genoa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Genoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sestri Levante, Ente Parco di Portofino
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Ente Parco di Portofino ©
Ente Parco di Portofino

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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. On the 29th (Tue), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Della Biodola, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portoferraio trip website .

Getting from Genoa to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Assisi.

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
Spiaggia Della Biodola ©
Spiaggia Della Biodola

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night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia S. Lorenzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Portoferraio in September, Assisi is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parrocchia S. Lorenzo
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Villa d'Este (in Tivoli), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Orvieto (Piazza della Repubblica, Duomo di Orvieto, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and make a trip to St. Peter's Square.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route planning site .

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, St. Peter's Square, Cascata delle Marmore
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Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©

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