17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Milan
— 1 day
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
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Halifax

1
day
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 4th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan planning tool .

Halifax, Canada to Milan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Halifax to Milan, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Halifax in May, with highs in Milan at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

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

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 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Quinzano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): get outside with King Rock arrampicata, make a trip to Piazza Bra, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Domus Nova, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Verona road trip website .

Getting from Milan to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

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You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
When in Assisi, make a side trip to see Montioni Frantoio e Cantina in Montefalco, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, stroll around Mount Subasio, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

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

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Assisi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

4
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, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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