29 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

29 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy tour planner

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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 5 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan attractions planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Milan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Milan is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in July, with highs in Milan at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Verona

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Verona to Garda to see Lago di Garda about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, learn about winemaking at Brunelli Winery, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

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Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday builder site.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature

Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Take a break from Cinque Terre with a short trip to Aquarium of Genoa in Genoa, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, and stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planning tool.

Drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pisa

— 1 night
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 3rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums · Historic Sites

Florence

— 4 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. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Siena

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Montalcino (Mate Winery & Castiglion del Bosco Winery) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Poggio Amorelli, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco) and Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono (in Fabriano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, stop by Assisi Jewels, and do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi route planning tool.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Rome

— 5 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: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip