25 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

25 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip itinerary planner

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Milan
— 1 night
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Riccione
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Milan

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Libreria dell'Automobile - International motoring bookstore and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan travel route builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Milan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Milan. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 3rd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take a stroll through Via Mazzini, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), then explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Verona online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, visit Cannaregio, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Riccione.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Riccione

— 2 nights

Green Pearl of Adriatic

One of northern Italy's most popular seaside resorts, Riccione is known as the Green Pearl of the Adriatic for its tree-lined streets and numerous gardens.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Marano Beach 135-136, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Sol, and then kick back and relax at Bagni Carla 98. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ettore 68, then stroll through Altamarea Beach Village, and then stop by Conventino Monteciccardo.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Riccione attractions planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Riccione in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Riccione

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Siena and San Francesco are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Castiglion del Bosco Winery (in Montalcino) and Fattoria Il Piano (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Riccione to Siena by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at Mercato Centrale and MIO Store - Firenze. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence tour planner.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Cinque Terre

— 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baia del Silenzio and Spiaggia di Fegina. Step out of the city life by going to Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. Change things up with a short trip to Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova in Genoa (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, stroll through Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre attractions app.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Cinque Terre. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

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.
Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25: