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 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to 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 next day, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then go for a walk through I Navigli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan vacation maker website.

Newark, USA to Milan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Milan due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to 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 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Pisa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Pisa are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough 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 14th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Six Bars Jail - Folk Club Firenze.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can 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 15th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally make a trip to Piazza Navona. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to 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 17th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, savor the flavors at Cook Italy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Archiginnasio di Bologna.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bologna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Bologna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Bologna sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Classes · Tours · Historic Sites

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Prato della Valle, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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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