34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cattolica
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Siena
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Turin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Genoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Sant’Antonio and Scrovegni Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Step out of Venice to go to Ferrara and see Castello Estense, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take a stroll through Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker site .

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Venice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for much hotter days in Venice, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cattolica.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Cattolica

Cattolica ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Sol, then enjoy the sand and surf at Altamarea Beach Village, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Gradara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia, and then stroll through Bagni Mare Mio 50.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cattolica day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Venice to Cattolica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cattolica can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Cattolica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Senigallia, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Castello di Gradara, Playa del Sol
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Gradara ©
Castello di Gradara
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia ©
Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get outdoors at Cascata delle Marmore and Grotte di Frasassi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

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You can drive from Cattolica to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Assisi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grotte di Frasassi, Cascata delle Marmore, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get in touch with nature at Cascate del Mulino and La Feniglia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Centro Storico di Siena. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Torre Grossa (in San Gimignano), Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, don't miss a visit to Porta Romana, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

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Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montalcino, Abbazia di San Galgano, La Feniglia
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazzale Michelangelo. Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Pisa and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder website .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basilica San Vitale, Duomo di Pisa, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nazionale del Bargello ©
Museo Nazionale del Bargello
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Scaligero Castle and Grotte di Catullo. Visiting Mountbaldo and Lago di Garda will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Verona to Malcesine to see Scaliger Castle in Malcesine about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona.

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Take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sirmione, Malcesine, Lago di Garda
Highlights from your plan
Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

3
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Popular historic sites such as Sacra di San Michele and Castello di Fenis are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio) and Teatro Romano (in Aosta). The adventure continues: get great views at Basilica of Superga, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turin trip maker app .

You can take a train from Verona to Turin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in July, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Teatro Romano, Basilica of Superga, Castello di Fenis, Sacra di San Michele, Lake Orta
Highlights from your plan
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

3
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Boccadasse and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Get some historical perspective at Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Monterosso al Mare (Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi & Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza), Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante) and Baia dei Saraceni (in Varigotti). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Genoa trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Turin in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Baia dei Saraceni, Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Explore hidden gems such as Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Church of St. Louis of the French. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia), Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, take a stroll through Trastevere, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Fly from Genoa to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Genoa in July: highs in Rome hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Necropoli di Tarquinia
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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