11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Walvis Bay
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Walvis Bay

2
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 Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome journey maker tool .

Walvis Bay, Namibia to Rome is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Walvis Bay to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Walvis Bay in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 24th (Thu): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

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
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to San Gimignano Bell Tower, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Wine Tours & Tastings
Biblioteca Piccolomini ©
Biblioteca Piccolomini

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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