16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Rome
— Few hours
Train:  2 h
2
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Washington DC

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Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Le mura di Lucca as well as Tuscan Wine Tour by Italy and Wine. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

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

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre is known for trails, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip site .

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Florence in June, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice vacation builder tool .

Drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Rome

Rome ©
See some other sides of Rome: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome visit website .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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