22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Genoa
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 1 night
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Ravenna
— 1 night
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights

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Genoa

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Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Appreciate the collections at Galata Museo del Mare and Dialogo nel Buio. Step out of the city life by going to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Baia del Silenzio. Take a break from Genoa with a short trip to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura in Levanto, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, take a stroll through Boccadasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Genoa is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Genoa due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Seattle in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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Baia del Silenzio
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Rome

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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 Pantheon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Genoa in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Assisi.

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Pantheon
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Vatican Museums
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Assisi

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip website.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Siena.

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Siena

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Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di San Galgano. Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico di Siena and Duomo di Siena. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: San Gimignano (Church of Sant'Agostino & San Gimignano Bell Tower). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

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Florence

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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Knights’ Square, Duomo di Pisa, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Ravenna.

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Ravenna

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City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ravenna day trip tool.

Getting from Florence to Ravenna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in May since evenings lows in Ravenna dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

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Venice

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Step off the beaten path and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica of St. Anthony. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Prato della Valle, Orto Botanico di Padova, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Ravenna to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Verona

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, then get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Verona trip simple and quick.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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