16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
3
Siena
— 2 nights
4
Florence
— 3 nights
5
Milan
— 1 night
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Verona
— 2 nights
7
Venice
— 2 nights

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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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Naples to Rome is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Assisi is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, stroll around Mount Subasio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi online day trip planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Balloon Adventures Italy
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Balloon Adventures Italy ©
Balloon Adventures Italy
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, then explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Siena attractions planning app.

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately Pisa away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Milan

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan road trip website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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.
On the 26th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Bee Boat Service, admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bee Boat Service
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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