23 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

23 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Campiglia Stazione, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Orvieto
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Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assergi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cattolica
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Auronzo di Cadore
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bormio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Courmayeur
— 2 nights
Bus to Geneva, Fly to Capetown

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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Viticcio Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with Elba Diving, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Capanne, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fetovaia, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Portoferraio planning tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Portoferraio is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Portoferraio due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cape Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Portoferraio, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orvieto.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Orvieto

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orvieto Underground and Pitigliano Centro Storico. Take a break from the city and head to Lago di Bolsena and Cascate del Mulino. Get out of town with these interesting Orvieto side-trips: Palazzo Carrara (in Terni), Lago di Piediluco (in Piediluco) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio, make a trip to Necropoli del Puntone, and admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Orvieto online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Orvieto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In August in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Assergi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Assergi

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Santo Stefano di Sessanio and then delve into the distant past at Rocca Calascio. On the next day, see the interesting displays at L'Aquilandia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Stiffe, then contemplate the long history of Fonte Cerreto, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Assergi trip planning tool.

Getting from Orvieto to Assergi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cattolica.

Things to do in Assergi

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Cattolica

Get in touch with nature at Grotte di Frasassi and Playa del Sol. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Gradara and Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia. Explore Cattolica's surroundings by going to Casa Leopardi (in Recanati), Santuario Della Santa Casa (in Loreto) and Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano (in Fabriano).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cattolica trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Assergi to Cattolica takes 3 hours. Traveling from Assergi in August, expect nights in Cattolica to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cattolica

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Venice

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lido and Laguna Veneta. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Grotte del Caglieron (in Fregona) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cattolica to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Auronzo di Cadore.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Auronzo di Cadore

Auronzo di Cadore is a comune (municipality) in the province of Belluno (Cadore) in the Italian region of Veneto, located about 120km north of Venice and about 50km northeast of Belluno.The municipality of Auronzo di Cadore has the famous mountain group of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Lake Misurina. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Misurina, take in the awesome beauty at Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Giustina - Auronzo.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auronzo di Cadore road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Auronzo di Cadore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Auronzo di Cadore

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Verona

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.
Get outdoors at Mountbaldo and Lago di Garda. Explore hidden gems such as Parco Natura Viva and Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Gardawake Watersports (in Lazise) and Road of 52 Tunnels (in Valli del Pasubio). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Auronzo di Cadore to Verona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bormio.

Things to do in Verona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bormio

Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Gavia Pass, cruise along Stelvio Pass, and then explore the activities along Lago di Cancano. On your second day here, look for gifts at Silene Sport Livigno, then stroll through Mottolino Fun Mountain, then hit the slopes at Carosello 3000 - Ski Area Livigno, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bormio trip tool.

Drive from Verona to Bormio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Verona in August, plan for cooler days in Bormio, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Courmayeur.

Things to do in Bormio

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Courmayeur

Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. On the 25th (Wed), appreciate the views at Val Ferret, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take a stroll around Morgex, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Aymavilles.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Courmayeur trip planner.

Getting from Bormio to Courmayeur by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Courmayeur

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

Side Trips