11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Montreal

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Montreal in November, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Rome: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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

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 11th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then look for gifts at Cantina du Sciacchetra, and finally don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at View Point Corniglia, then trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre day trip planning website .

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

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

1
night
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 15th (Fri), explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in November, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature 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
Rome

Rome ©
To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo ©

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