12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Dongo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Houston

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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip app .

Houston, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in June, with highs in Rome at 84°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at The Tower of Palazzo Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence route maker tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Verona.

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

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Quinzano, do a tasting at Wine Shop Verona, then hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Verona trip website .

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Verona sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Dongo.

Things to do in Verona

Neighborhoods Wineries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Quinzano ©
Quinzano

2
nights
Dongo

Dongo ©
Dongo is a comune in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. On the 11th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Onno. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dongo trip planner .

Getting from Verona to Dongo by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Verona in June, plan for slightly colder days in Dongo, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Dongo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Onno, Enoteca Principessa, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Spiaggia Tranquilla
Highlights from your plan
Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar ©
Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar
Enoteca Principessa ©
Enoteca Principessa

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Dorsoduro, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Getting from Dongo to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

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