15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rimini
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly

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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina, get a new perspective on things with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence tour planning tool.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi — 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, stop by Assisi Jewels, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Assisi route site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rimini.
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Rimini — 2 nights

Seaside Capital

A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno 92, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Egisto 38, and then cool off at Bagno Mario 52. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lamby's Beach 92, then stroll through Playa del Sol, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno 121 Giulio.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rimini tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rimini takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rimini are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Sun), see a show at Arena di Verona, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, wander the streets of Via Mazzini, then browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Verona attractions planner.

Drive from Rimini to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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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.
Doge's Palace and Laboratori Artigiano Vetro Calchera Fabio will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin or VAC Foundation. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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