15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
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, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Venice due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary website .

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, walk around Mount Subasio, then do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi. On the next day, do a tasting at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi sightseeing app .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip website .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Quinzano, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with King Rock arrampicata, stop by The Merchant of Venice - Store Verona, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Verona sightseeing planner .

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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.
On the 1st (Mon), make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planner .

You can take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time 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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