12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Turin
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Turin
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergamo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Padua
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Venice
— 3 nights
Fly

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Turin — 1 night

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 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacra di San Michele, then take in the exciting artwork at Reggia Di Reale, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Lorenzo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin online vacation maker.

Wellington, New Zealand to Turin is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Wellington in July, you will find days in Turin are much warmer (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bergamo.
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Bergamo — 2 nights

In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco, and finally steep yourself in history at Mura Venete. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Belvedere Iseo and then explore the activities along Lago d'Iseo.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Bergamo attractions planner.

You can drive from Turin to Bergamo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in August: highs in Bergamo hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Padua.
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Padua — 2 nights

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Bahia del Sole Spiaggia, then pause for some photo ops at Piazza dei Signori, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Palladiana. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, get a sense of history and politics at Ragione Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo di Padova - World Heritage Site, then don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally stroll through Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Padua route planner.

Traveling by car from Bergamo to Padua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico di Venezia and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: stop by Cannaregio, explore the world behind art at Ca' Rezzonico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a shuttle from Padua to Venice in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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