15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Milan
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

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Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, stroll around Mount Subasio, then learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi, then do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Quinzano, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, look for gifts at The Merchant of Venice - Store Verona, then don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

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Getting from Verona to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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