15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  12 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Basilica di Sant’Antonio, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In April, Venice is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
On the 29th (Wed), stop by Bike Evolution S. Zeno, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zeno in Oratorio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take a stroll through Via Mazzini, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Dello Scudo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Perini.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona travel planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Verona, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
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.
On the 1st (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan visit planner.

Take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

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

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Do your shopping at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Scarpelli Mosaici. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, look for gifts at Art Leather, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, view the masterpieces at B.A.T. Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, then learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza Navona for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Assisi in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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