21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Turin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
8
Verona
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get great views at Basilica of Superga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally make a trip to Piazza Castello.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, then kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and finally wander the streets of Boccadasse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Genoa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Turin to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Turin in February, with highs in Genoa at 14°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Santa Margherita Ligure
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get a sense of the local culture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Baptistery of St. John & Duomo di Pisa). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planner.

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino, and finally do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi route planner.

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. February in Assisi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Rocca Paolina, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Basilica and Palatine Hill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Cannaregio. Visit Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco for their historical value. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna), Padua (Parrocchia San Nicolo & Scrovegni Chapel) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in February: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Castello Estense
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 21st (Fri): experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally stroll through Jamaica Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Verona vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mantua, Jamaica Beach
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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