15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan travel planner .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gothenburg in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colico.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, Oasi WWF del Bassone
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

2
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. On the 19th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sentiero dei Forti, then grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Colico trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Colico takes 2 hours. While traveling from Milan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colico, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Colico

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Riva Bianca Beach, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Castello di Vezio, Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio
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Sentiero dei Forti ©
Sentiero dei Forti
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 21st (Sun), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, walk around Mount Subasio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Assisi online tour planner .

You can drive from Colico to Assisi in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. June in Assisi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli
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Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence online holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

3
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, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, get interesting insight from Like a Venetian, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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