17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Milan
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Colico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Verona
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Newark

1
day
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.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally squeeze the most out of the city with Dramatra - City on Stage.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online route maker .

Newark, USA to Milan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Milan is 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colico.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

2
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. On the 22nd (Sat), trek along Sentiero dei Forti, then identify plant and animal life at Pian di Spagna, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso, and finally contemplate the long history of Forte Montecchio Nord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Tranquilla and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Colico itinerary planner .

Getting from Milan to Colico by car takes about 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in June: highs in Colico hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Colico

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sorico, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso ©
Pista Ciclabile Sorico - Domaso
Sentiero dei Forti ©
Sentiero dei Forti
Pian di Spagna ©
Pian di Spagna

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in a show at Arena di Verona, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip maker website .

Drive from Colico to Verona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Colico in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Verona: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco del Monte Subasio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco, then do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, and finally steep yourself in history at San Damiano.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip maker site .

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Florence in June since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore
Bosco di San Francesco ©
Bosco di San Francesco

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

Plan my day in Rome using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Punta della Dogana. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, get outside with Acquavita, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Venice road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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