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 Basilica di San Marco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scrovegni Chapel and Passeggiata lungo la restera. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Battistero del Duomo di Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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 Castello Malaspina are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Isola Palmaria (in Porto Venere) and Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 · Shopping · Neighborhoods · 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 Vatican Museums. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Stabilimento Balneare Amerigo (in Terracina), Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Turin to Rome in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 70°F at night. 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 · Wineries

Side Trips

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