17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Milan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Rome
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Beijing

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally look for gifts at L'Artigianato.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome route planner .

Beijing, China to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 31st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, Arezzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate the long history of San Damiano. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi online trip planner .

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Rocca Paolina, San Francesco, Arezzo
Highlights from your plan
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella di Piazza, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, then admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, then take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Siena trip planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

4
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Loggia dei Lanzi for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and The Baptistery of St. John. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Piaggio Museum
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

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You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) and Palazzo Giardino Giusti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona (in Ferrara di Monte Baldo), La Limonaia del Castel (in Limone sul Garda) and Santa Barbara Church (in Riva Del Garda). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, and shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona tour website .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santuario Basilica Madonna della Corona, La Limonaia del Castel, Santa Barbara Church, Castello di Avio
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
La Limonaia del Castel ©
La Limonaia del Castel

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.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation maker .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu

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