9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Verona
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Raleigh

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa del Gesu and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Colosseum. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker website .

Raleigh, USA to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Raleigh to Rome is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip website .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence route builder website .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Maria Antica, delve into the distant past at Porta dei Borsari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Verona online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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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