15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Assisi sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

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Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Venice

— 3 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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice day trip app.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Verona visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife

Milan

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary site.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites