16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip maker

Make it your trip
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Milan
— 1 night
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Milan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in April; daily highs in Milan reach 22°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Verona

— 2 nights

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 5th (Mon), make a trip to Piazza Bra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, then make a trip to Liston, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Verona route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Verona are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Venice

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence road trip app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip