17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 2 nights
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
3
Siena
— 2 nights
4
Florence
— 4 nights
5
Milan
— 1 night
6
Verona
— 2 nights
7
Venice
— 2 nights
8
Rome
— Few hours

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, thendelve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally stop by L'Artigianato.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary tool.

Beijing, China to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beijing to Rome. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, Arezzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, thenlearn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Assisi, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Rocca Paolina, San Francesco, Arezzo, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, thenadmire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, thensteep yourself in history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Baptistery of St. John and Basilica of Santa Croce. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Piaggio Museum
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Milan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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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.
La Limonaia del Castel and Casa di Giulietta will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Santa Barbara Church (in Riva Del Garda), Castello di Avio (in Avio) and Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona (in Ferrara di Monte Baldo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Giusti, and don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Signori.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Verona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara Church, La Limonaia del Castel, Castello di Avio, Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona
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Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio) ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
La Limonaia del Castel ©
La Limonaia del Castel

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, stop by Campo del Ghetto, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice visit planning website.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. August in Venice sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

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hours
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa del Gesu, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, thendelve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu

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