10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Bergamo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sirmione
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pisa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Como
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
8
Milan
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Bergamo
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
End: Vilnius

1
night
Bergamo

Bergamo
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stroll around Giardino della Pace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Citta Alta.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bergamo online trip itinerary planner .

Vilnius, Lithuania to Bergamo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Vilnius in September, expect Bergamo to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bergamo

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

few
hours
Sirmione

Sirmione
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, then explore the historical opulence of Scaligero Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sirmione sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bergamo to Sirmione by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Outdoors Nightlife

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nights
Venice

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip tool .

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Discover how to plan a Florence trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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hours
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, and finally don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Pisa road trip tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Boccadasse, Old Port, & more). There's still lots to do: hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, take a stroll around Vernazza, and get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Genoa
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 18th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at I Falconieri del Feudo, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Como trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Como by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Como can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Como

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele

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hours
Milan

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planner.

Getting from Como to Milan by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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hours
Bergamo

Bergamo
On the 20th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Pace, then make a trip to Piazza Vecchia, then admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergamo online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Milan to Bergamo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergamo

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

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