43 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

43 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Rimini
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
San Benedetto Del Tronto
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Lucca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Genoa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Turin
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Manchester

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico (in Trieste), Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, don't miss a visit to Torre dell'Orologio, and steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Venice is 1 hour. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Castello Estense
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
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Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico ©
Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Food Tours
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Malcesine (Mountbaldo & Scaliger Castle in Malcesine), Castello Scaligero (in Sirmione) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza Bra, walk around Parco Giardino Sigurta, get in on the family fun at Leolandia, and snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Verona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Malcesine, Leolandia, Castello Scaligero, La Citta Alta
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra
Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio) ©
Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio)

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Arezzo Cathedral and Basilica di San Domenico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Arezzo (Piazza Grande, San Francesco, Arezzo, &more) and Bologna (Fontana del Nettuno & Basilica di San Petronio). Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rimini.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Arezzo, Bologna
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Arezzo Cathedral ©
Arezzo Cathedral
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

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Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa del Sol and Piazza Cavour. Change things up with these side-trips from Rimini: Forte di San Leo (in San Leo), Ravenna (Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), Basilica San Vitale, &more) and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Altamarea Beach Village, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia, explore the ancient world of Arco d'Augusto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rimini day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rimini takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Rimini sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Benedetto Del Tronto.

Things to do in Rimini

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ravenna, Forte di San Leo, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Castello di Gradara, Cattedrale San Ciriaco
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Sol ©
Playa del Sol
Altamarea Beach Village ©
Altamarea Beach Village
Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano) ©
Basilica Cattedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)

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nights
San Benedetto Del Tronto

San Benedetto Del Tronto ©
San Benedetto del Tronto is a city and comune in the province of Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia and Grottammare Borgo Antico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Benedetto Del Tronto: Casa Leopardi (in Recanati), Piazza del Popolo (in Ascoli Piceno) and Santuario Della Santa Casa (in Loreto). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito, identify plant and animal life at Campo Imperatore, cool off at Acquapark Onda Blu, and take in the views from Ponte del Mare.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Benedetto Del Tronto journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Rimini to San Benedetto Del Tronto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in San Benedetto Del Tronto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ponte del Mare, Riviera del Conero, Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano, Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito, Casa Leopardi
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito ©
Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito
Riviera del Conero ©
Riviera del Conero

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore hidden gems such as San Damiano and Basilica di Santa Rita. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Gubbio (Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico, Piazza Grande, &more), Spoleto (Ponte delle Torri, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, &more) and Perugia (Rocca Paolina & Lake Trasimeno). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, contemplate the long history of Stazione Foligno, and make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi day trip website.

Traveling by car from San Benedetto Del Tronto to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gubbio, Spoleto, Perugia, Basilica di Santa Rita, Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Basilica di Santa Rita ©
Basilica di Santa Rita

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Monastero Di S.Benedetto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Monte Cassino (in Cassino), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Il Lago di Scanno (in Scanno). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Stiffe, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

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

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monte Cassino, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:
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St. Peter's Square ©
St. Peter's Square
Santo Stefano di Sessanio ©
Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno

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nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pitigliano Centro Storico and Lago di Bolsena. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orvieto: Parco dei Mostri (in Bomarzo), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo dei Papi, explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Lante.

Plan a trip to Orvieto easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Viterbo, Pitigliano, Lago di Bolsena, Parco dei Mostri, Civita di Bagnoregio
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Lago di Bolsena ©
Lago di Bolsena

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dog Beach San Vincenzo and Museo Delle Armature. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Cavallino Matto (in Marina di Castagneto Carducci), Eremo Le Celle (in Cortona) and San Gimignano (San Gimignano Bell Tower, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary, make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena vacation maker app.

You can drive from Orvieto to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Cavallino Matto, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Dog Beach San Vincenzo
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Dog Beach San Vincenzo ©
Dog Beach San Vincenzo
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary ©
La Verna - Franciscan Sanctuary

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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then stroll through Spiaggia Della Biodola, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fetovaia. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spiaggia di Lacona, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Capanne, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina di Campo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Portoferraio, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Siena to Portoferraio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Siena in August: highs in Portoferraio hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lucca.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Monte Capanne, Spiaggia di Marina di Campo, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia di Fetovaia, Spiaggia di Lacona
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Monte Capanne ©
Monte Capanne
Spiaggia Della Biodola ©
Spiaggia Della Biodola

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Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at Canyon Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptistery of St. John, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and finally make a trip to Terrazza Mascagni. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Montecatini Alto.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucca holiday maker site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Lucca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo, Canyon Park, Terrazza Mascagni, Montecatini Alto
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Canyon Park ©
Canyon Park
San Michele in Foro ©
San Michele in Foro

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palazzi dei Rolli and Palazzo Ducale. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare), Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura (in Levanto) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Grotte di Toirano, take a stroll through Santa Margherita Ligure, make a trip to Finalborgo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Budello di Alassio.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa route planning site.

Traveling by car from Lucca to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucca in August, Genoa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Finalborgo, Budello di Alassio, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, Grotte di Toirano, Santa Margherita Ligure
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:
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Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi
Grotte di Toirano ©
Grotte di Toirano
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Val Ferret and Lillaz Waterfalls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino), Orta San Giulio (San Giulio Island & Lake Orta) and Verbania (Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto & Lago Maggiore). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Porta Pretoria, get into the urban bustle at Morgex, see the interesting displays at Forte di Bard, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turin tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Genoa in August: high temperatures in Turin hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aosta, Orta San Giulio, Verbania, Morgex, Castello di Fenis
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Val Ferret ©
Val Ferret
Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore
Porta Pretoria ©
Porta Pretoria

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