20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

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Milan
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Turin
— 6 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Bologna
— 4 nights
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Milan

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Sentiero del Viandante and 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Arena di Verona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Arche Scaligere, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more) and Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, examine the collection at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and view the masterpieces at Mostra Keith Haring.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Milan tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Milan. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Turin

— 6 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Egizio and Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Colle del Nivolet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Lago Serru (in Ceresole Reale), Sentieri della Valnontey (in Cogne) and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Anemos - PedalaTo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gran Paradiso, hike along Levionaz, and admire all the interesting features of Colline di Torino.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in August: highs in Turin hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Turin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get outdoors at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Matteo Truffle Experience. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza Navona, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turin to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Bologna

— 4 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Escape the urban bustle at Bagno Egisto 38 and UP Urban Climbing. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazza del Duomo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Il Teatro dell'Aria (in Gradara) and Florence (Piazza della Signoria, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, get outside with Dynamo La Velostazione, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bologna online journey planner.

Getting from Rome to Bologna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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