17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  16​h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Orleans

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca (in Torcello). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pantalon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice itinerary planner.

New Orleans, USA to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New Orleans to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are much colder (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Castello Estense
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, then steep yourself in history at Porta Soprana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, examine the collection at Palazzo Doria Tursi, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Rosso, then steep yourself in history at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, and finally explore the historical opulence of D'Albertis Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Genoa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Genoa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Genoa are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums Historic Sites
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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 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): shop like a local with Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence attractions planner .

Drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, make a trip to Abazzia di Torri, steep yourself in history at San Francesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Archivio di Stato, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, make a trip to Centro storico di Monteriggioni, contemplate the long history of Torre e Casa Campatelli, then view the masterpieces at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Florence to Siena by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. April in Siena sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Abazzia di Torri, Centro storico di Monteriggioni
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Abazzia di Torri ©
Abazzia di Torri
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza del Duomo and Eremo delle Carceri. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo della Porziuncola and Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti. Venture out of the city with trips to Perugia (Fondazione Marini Clarelli Santi - Casa Museo degli Oddi & Tempio di Sant'Angelo - Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo) and Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Assisi, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Perugia, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Centro Storico, Piazza del Duomo
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (in Bracciano) and Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, and explore the galleries of Welcome to Rome.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome driving holiday app .

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Moai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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