12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Turin
— 1 night
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Turin — 1 night

City of Magic

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.
On the 9th (Sat), head outdoors with Anemos - PedalaTo and then explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

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Edinburgh, UK to Turin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Turin is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda) and Verona (Arena di Verona, Torre dei Lamberti, &more). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco and explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Turin to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Milan, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel route builder site.

Getting from Milan to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Piazzale Michelangelo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Torre Guinigi (in Lucca) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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