11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Verbania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Riyadh

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, visit Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Verbania.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Verbania

Verbania ©
On the 30th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, take in the waterfront at Cantiere Nautico Semprinia Srl, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, and finally view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lungolago Stresa, head off the coast to Sapori d'Italia, Lago Maggiore, then take a leisurely stroll along Lungolago, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Maggiore.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Verbania road trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verbania in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stresa, Isola Bella, Lungolago, Cantiere Nautico Semprinia Srl
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Cantiere Nautico Semprinia Srl ©
Cantiere Nautico Semprinia Srl

1
night
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 1st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Milan driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Verbania to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

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

2
nights
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 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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