15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Venice

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Passeggiata lungo la restera. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Battistero del Duomo di Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Venice is 6 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore hidden gems such as Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro. Punta Corvo and Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio), Isola Palmaria (in Porto Venere) and Castello Malaspina (in Fosdinovo). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Turin

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Via Roma, then cruise along Colline di Torino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello e Parco di Masino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, admire the landmark architecture of Villa della Regina, then shop like a local with Reggia di Venaria Reale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, and finally wander the streets of Quadrilatero Romano.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turin day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cinque Terre in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina), Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo (in Terracina) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip website.

Getting from Turin to Rome by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 70°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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