24 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

24 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip itinerary builder

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Pisa
— 1 day
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Pisa

— 1 day
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa day trip planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Pisa is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in June, you will find days in Pisa are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Santa Brigida to see Castello del Trebbio about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), A Solatio Organic Farm (in Certaldo) and Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Podere Il Cocco, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siena road trip site.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco, then do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Foods Italy, then do a tasting at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker site.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Venice

— 4 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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Santa Giustina, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Verona

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, then browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and finally contemplate the long history of Arche Scaligere.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Milan

— 2 nights

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 (Tue), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Milan road trip site.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping