19 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

19 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montepulciano
— 1 day
Drive
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Pienza
— 1 night
Drive
4
Montalcino
Drive
5
Siena
— 1 night
Drive
6
San Gimignano
Drive
7
Volterra
— 1 night
Drive
8
Lucca
Drive
9
Pisa
— 1 night
Train
10
Cinque Terre
— 1 day
Train
11
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
12
Milan
— 7 nights

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Rome — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montepulciano.
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Montepulciano — 1 day

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Az. Agr. Poliziano, then stop by Bottega del Rame, then make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di San Biagio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Montepulciano online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rome to Montepulciano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pienza.
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Pienza — 1 night

Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Start your trip to Pienza by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Pienza is just a stone's throw from Montepulciano. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll set off for Montalcino on the 11th (Sat).
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Montalcino

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): do a tasting at Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni and then do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Montalcino trip itinerary planning app.

Montalcino is just a short distance from Pienza. In June, daytime highs in Montalcino are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Siena vacation planning tool.

Getting from Montalcino to Siena by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.
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San Gimignano

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, then get engrossed in the history at Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Gimignano road trip planning website.

You can drive from Siena to San Gimignano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Volterra.
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Volterra — 1 night

Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Volterra journey planner.

You can drive from San Gimignano to Volterra in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Lucca.
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Lucca

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucca online trip planner.

You can drive from Volterra to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pisa.
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Pisa — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa online trip itinerary builder.

Pisa is very close to Lucca. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 day

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre visit planning site.

You can take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Shop till you drop at M.G. Design and Mercato Centrale. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milan.
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Milan — 7 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa Carlotta and Museo Egizio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, &more), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Turin (Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Galleria Sabauda, &more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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