13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bologna
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Piazza del Duomo, Duomo di Milano, and other attractions. On the 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then go for a walk through I Navigli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan trip maker website.

Newark, USA to Milan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Milan is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You've now added Chupiteria to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pisa day trip website.

You can drive from Milan to Pisa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Six Bars Jail - Folk Club Firenze as well as Wine Tours & Tastings. On the 18th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Six Bars Jail - Folk Club Firenze.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Tours · Nightlife · Museums

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Sistine Chapel has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Cook Italy has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, let your taste buds guide you at Cook Italy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally admire the striking features of Archiginnasio di Bologna.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Classes · Tours

Venice

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gallerie dell'Accademia, The Irish Pub, Osteria Dei Pugni, and other attractions. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Prato della Valle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planner.

Drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Province of Pisa travel guide

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Observation Decks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Pisa is a city in the Tuscany region of Central Italy straddling the Arno just before it empties into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 91,104 residents (around 200,000 with the metropolitan area) contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city's architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics.The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century and also has the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, founded by Napoleon in 1810, and its offshoot, the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies as the best sanctioned Superior Graduate Schools in Italy.<ref name="gradscuola/">Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa Information statisticsHistoryAncient timesThe origin of the name, Pisa, is a mystery. While the origin of the city had remained unknown for centuries, the Pelasgi, the Greeks, the Etruscans, and the Ligurians had variously been proposed as founders of the city (for example, a colony of the ancient city of Pisa, Greece). Archaeological remains from the 5th century BC confirmed the existence of a city at the sea, trading with Greeks and Gauls. The presence of an Etruscan necropolis, discovered during excavations in the '' in 1991, confirmed its Etruscan origins.

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Province of Florence travel guide

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Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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