16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Portofino
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see Piazza delle Erbe about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Venice is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kuwait City in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Piazza delle Erbe
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Portofino.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tremezzina
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

2
nights
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, make a trip to Santa Margherita Ligure, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Brown. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Di San Martino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, and finally contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Portofino trip maker website .

You can take a train from Milan to Portofino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Milan in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Portofino. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Margherita Ligure, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia del Silenzio
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel app .

Drive from Portofino to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Portofino in October, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and Serra. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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