29 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

29 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16 h
1
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Venice
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Siena
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
6
Vatican City
— 2 nights
Subway:  15 min
7
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera. Get some historical perspective at Castello Sforzesco and Monumental Cemetery. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milan day trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Arena di Verona and Museo di Castelvecchio. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Palazzo Te (in Mantua), Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti (in Modena) and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours (in Maranello). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Elena, and don't miss a visit to Cappella dei Notai.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip tool.

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palazzo Te, Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

5
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice route site.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately Pisa away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the world behind art at Basilica di San Lorenzo.

Discover how to plan a Florence trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Siena and Centro Storico di Siena. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Battistero di San Giovanni. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard & Historic Centre of San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, examine the collection at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, and take an in-depth tour of MOnd - Museo della Contrada Capitana dell'Onda.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Siena driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Siena are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vatican City.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Castello di Monteriggioni, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

2
nights
Vatican City

Vatican City
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
On the 23rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Campo Santo Teutonico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anna dei Palafrenieri, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, make a trip to St. Peter's Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre San Giovani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Redemptoris Mater, and finally see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vatican City route site.

You can drive from Siena to Vatican City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vatican City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Galleria Borghese. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome holiday planner.

Rome is very close to Vatican City. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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