18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
Drive
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Florence
— 7 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 4 nights
Train
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Milan
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Verona — 1 night

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.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Verona tour site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Verona is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cape Town, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Verona, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): browse for treasures at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon and then stop by Magie di Carnevale.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence — 7 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do your shopping at Mercato Centrale and Jean Saade. Step out of Florence to go to Santa Brigida and see Castello del Trebbio, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, look for gifts at Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the exciting artwork at Microfficina Gioielli.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Genoa.
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Genoa — 3 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Visiting Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Cinque Terre Trails will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Vernazza (Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church & Vernazza) and Ente Parco di Portofino (in Santa Margherita Ligure). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, and admire the striking features of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Genoa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.
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Turin — 4 nights

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.
When in Turin, make a side trip to see Zoom Torino in Cumiana, approximately Cumiana away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turin journey maker.

Drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Genoa in August; daily highs in Turin reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.
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Milan

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.
For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan travel planner.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in August, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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