22 days in Northwest Italy & Bolzano Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy & Bolzano Itinerary

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Milan
— 1 night
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Varenna
— 2 nights
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Bolzano
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Pisa
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Fano
— 2 nights
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Porto San Giorgio
— 1 night
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Rome
— 3 nights
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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 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oasi WWF del Bassone, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Oasi di Sant'Alessio, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Milan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Milan due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Varenna

— 2 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Onno, and then examine the collection at Madonna del Ghisallo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Varenna online trip maker.

You can drive from Milan to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Varenna are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bolzano.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bolzano

— 2 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, then get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and then walk around Parco Naturale Puez Odle.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bolzano trip app.

Getting from Varenna to Bolzano by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bolzano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Venice

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Sabbia e Sale Feeling Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 27th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Cinque Terre Trails, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, and then get outside with Beach Bar Stella Marina.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Pisa

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then stroll through Bagno Maurizio, and finally steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Piaggio Museum and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pisa online holiday planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Greve in Chianti to see Castello di Verrazzano about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Torre di Arnolfo, kick back and relax at Easy Living, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel planner.

Drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fano

— 2 nights
Fano is a town and comune of the province of Pesaro and Urbino in the Marche region of Italy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Gradara and Forte di San Leo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Azienda Agraria Guerrieri and Palazzo Ducale di Urbino. Take a break from Fano with a short trip to Grotte di Frasassi in Genga, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Sfera Grande di Pomodoro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Fano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fano can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto San Giorgio.

Things to do in Fano

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Porto San Giorgio

— 1 night
Porto San Giorgio is a comune (town or municipality) in the Province of Fermo, in the Marche region of Italy. To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Porto San Giorgio online trip planner.

You can drive from Fano to Porto San Giorgio in 1.5 hours. In August in Porto San Giorgio, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Rome.

Things to do in Porto San Giorgio

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mediterranea.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Getting from Porto San Giorgio to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Porto San Giorgio in August, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip