10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy travel route planner

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Verona
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Saturnia
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 1 night
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Verona

— 2 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.
You've now added Centro Storico to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): make a trip to Centro Storico, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Verona tour builder tool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Verona is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in July: high temperatures in Verona hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, then discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours

Saturnia

— 2 nights
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Saturnia, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate del Mulino, then step into the grandiose world of Piazza del Castello di Montemerano, and finally do a tasting at Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano, examine the collection at Museo Civico Archeologico della Civilta Etrusca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria e San Rocco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico all'Aperto Alberto Manzi.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saturnia day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Saturnia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Saturnia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, wander the streets of Piazza della Repubblica, enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online holiday planner.

Getting from Saturnia to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Venice

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then stop by Cannaregio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums