18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Trieste
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cascata delle Marmore and Duomo di Orvieto. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

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Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Francesco, and finally steep yourself in history at San Damiano.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Assisi road trip planning website .

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in June, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.

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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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Step off the beaten path and head to The Baptistery of St. John and Pitti Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip builder .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra and Arco Castle. Get outdoors at Old Ponale Road Path and Lago di Tenno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Medieval Village of Canale (in Tenno), Lago di Ledro (in Ledro) and Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (in Rovereto). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio and experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Verona day trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tenno, Rovereto, Arco Castle, Old Ponale Road Path, Lago di Ledro
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Lago di Ledro ©
Lago di Ledro
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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nights
Trieste

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 15th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at La Spiaggia di Snoopy, steep yourself in history at Casa Violin di Aquileia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Aquileia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Military Memorial Redipuglia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, get outside with Grotta Gigante, then wander the streets of Villaggio del Pescatore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Di Barbana.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trieste trip builder tool .

Drive from Verona to Trieste in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Aquileia, Military Memorial Redipuglia, Santuario Di Barbana Church, Villaggio del Pescatore, La Spiaggia di Snoopy
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Military Memorial Redipuglia ©
Military Memorial Redipuglia
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take a stroll through Cannaregio, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planning tool .

You can drive from Trieste to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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