17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milan tour itinerary app .

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Milan reach 34°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio. On the next day, savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Verona itinerary planner.

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, get a new perspective on things with Like a Venetian, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Venice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find ratings and other tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francesco, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and then do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

Make your Siena itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
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Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, then steep yourself in history at San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then admire the masterpieces at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Assisi online vacation planner .

Drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can 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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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip builder app .

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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