10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy planner

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Drive
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Orvieto
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Orvieto
— 1 night
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Cattolica
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Spiaggia Della Biodola and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portoferraio itinerary planning site.

Erfurt, Germany to Portoferraio is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Erfurt in August: high temperatures in Portoferraio hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orvieto.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Orvieto

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio and then admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orvieto vacation app.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Orvieto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Orvieto can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cattolica.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums

Cattolica

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Gradara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Altamarea Beach Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Cattolica tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Assisi to Cattolica in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cattolica can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cattolica

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then visit Campo del Ghetto, and finally visit Cannaregio.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cattolica to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Verona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip