14 days in Northwest Italy & Geneva Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy & Geneva Itinerary

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14 days in Northwest Italy & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik, Iceland
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Orvieto, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Isola Del Giglio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Portoferraio, Italy
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Giardino del lago and then cool off at Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello Odescalchi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Bracciano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning app .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Rome is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in June: highs in Rome hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Giardino del lago, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach, Lago di Bracciano
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Castello Orsini-Odescalchi ©
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi
Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach ©
Lago di Bracciano ©
Lago di Bracciano

1
night
Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro, do a tasting at Decugnano dei Barbi, then Head underground at Pozzo della Cava, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella del Corporale, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Caves.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Orvieto dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Wineries Nature Parks
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Decugnano dei Barbi ©
Decugnano dei Barbi
Orvieto Underground ©
Orvieto Underground
Pozzo della Cava ©
Pozzo della Cava

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, steep yourself in history at Oratorio dei Pellegrini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Abbey. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Borgo Antico di Colle Pino, then head outdoors with Le Cascate del Menotre, and then explore the striking landscape of Parco Regionale di Colfiorito.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Assisi trip maker site .

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Foligno, Borgo Antico di Colle Pino
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Chiesa Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa Santo Stefano
St. Peter's Abbey ©
St. Peter's Abbey
Parco Regionale di Colfiorito ©
Parco Regionale di Colfiorito

2
nights
Isola Del Giglio, Italy

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Bagno Amaranto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Giglio Blu. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Punta del Capel Rosso, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dello Smeraldo, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Isola Del Giglio road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Isola Del Giglio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. June in Isola Del Giglio sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta del Capel Rosso ©
Punta del Capel Rosso

3
nights
Portoferraio, Italy

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. We've included these beaches for you: Percorso dell'Enfola and Spiaggia La Sorgente. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Monte Calamita. Change things up with these side-trips from Portoferraio: Marciana (Sant'Andrea LI & Santuario della Madonna Del Monte) and Elba Nostrale (in Campo nell'Elba). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sottobomba and explore the historical opulence of Castello del Volterraio.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portoferraio online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Isola Del Giglio to Portoferraio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Isola Del Giglio, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marciana, Elba Nostrale, Monte Calamita, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia Di Sottobomba ©
Spiaggia Di Sottobomba
Spiaggia La Sorgente ©
Spiaggia La Sorgente

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night
Venice, Italy

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 22nd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata lungo la restera, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Villa Albuzio, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina, look for all kinds of wild species at Lio Piccolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Chiesa di Santa Caterina, Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, Piazza dei Signori, Passeggiata lungo la restera
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Lio Piccolo ©
Lio Piccolo
Passeggiata lungo la restera ©
Passeggiata lungo la restera

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night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, kick back and relax at Plage de Port-Choiseul, then examine the collection at Chateau de Penthes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip maker .

Getting from Venice to Geneva by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Venice in June; daily highs in Geneva reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde

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