29 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Milan
— 1 night
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Oliveto Lario
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Riccione
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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 Scrovegni Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bragora and Galleria S.Eufemia. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia) and Banzai (in Padua). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, look for gifts at Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

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Trieste to Venice is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 4 nights

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.
Head to Piazza delle Erbe and Cioccolateria Via Conventinofor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at Arena di Verona and Museo di Castelvecchio. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, look for gifts at Baol Atelier Creativo, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In November in Verona, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan vacation planner.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oliveto Lario.
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Oliveto Lario — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Onno, stop by Gelateria Dulcis in Fundo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Parco Bellavista.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oliveto Lario trip app.

Drive from Milan to Oliveto Lario in 1.5 hours. In November in Oliveto Lario, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, and then head outdoors with Beach Bar Stella Marina. Keep things going the next day: stop by Cantina du Sciacchetra, then stroll through Beach Bar Alga, then look for gifts at Art in Banchi, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip builder.

Getting from Oliveto Lario to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Oliveto Lario in November, expect Cinque Terre to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 3 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia Della Biodola and Spiaggia La Sorgente. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portoferraio: Spiaggia del Relitto (in Pomonte) and Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Tombe and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portoferraio online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cinque Terre to Portoferraio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. November in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.
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Florence — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Do your shopping at Mercato Centrale and I'Mago. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

Getting from Portoferraio to Florence by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Portoferraio in November, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and Mediterranea. Head to Porta Portese and L'Artigianatofor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, wander the streets of Via Condotti, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi — 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Shop till you drop at I DUE SOLI - Italian Ceramics and Il Tapiro. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Rocca Maggiore. There's more to do: look for gifts at la Bottega di Malastrana and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Assisi holiday planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in November, you will find days in Assisi are little chillier (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Riccione.
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Riccione — 1 night

Green Pearl of Adriatic

One of northern Italy's most popular seaside resorts, Riccione is known as the Green Pearl of the Adriatic for its tree-lined streets and numerous gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stroll through La Playa Beach Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Sol.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Riccione trip planning app.

Getting from Assisi to Riccione by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Riccione can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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