11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Rome
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Greve in Chianti
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome journey planning app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Rome at 38°C and lows at 24°C. You will leave for Cinque Terre on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and then take a stroll around Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cinque Terre, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence online tour planner .

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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nights
Greve in Chianti

On the 20th (Tue), do a tasting at Castello di Verrazzano, then do a tasting at Accademia del Buon Gusto, and then do a tasting at Montefioralle Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Greve in Chianti journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Florence to Greve in Chianti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Greve in Chianti are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Accademia del Buon Gusto ©
Accademia del Buon Gusto

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Explore Rome further: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Greve in Chianti to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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