39 days in Northwest Italy & Naples Itinerary

39 days in Northwest Italy & Naples Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

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Venice
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Padua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Garda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sirmione
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Spello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cascia
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Rome
— 5 nights
Train
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 3 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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Lido in Lido di Venezia, approximately Lido di Venezia away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice road trip planning site.

Beirut, Lebanon to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Venice is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Beirut in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Padua

— 2 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): gain insight at Palazzo Bo, make a trip to Palazzo Donghi Ponti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, examine the collection at Zuckermann Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Ezzelino, and finally don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle. On your second day here, make a trip to Lodge and Odeo Cornaro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then don't miss a visit to Piazzetta San Niccolo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Nicolo.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Padua vacation planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Venice to Padua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Garda.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Museums

Garda

— 2 nights
On the 7th (Fri), get outside with La Rocca, admire the landmark architecture of Villa degli Albertini, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Carlotti. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park, wander the streets of Punta di San Vigilio, and then stroll around Parco Baia delle Sirene.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Garda online journey builder.

Drive from Padua to Garda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Garda, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Garda

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sirmione

— 2 nights
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, then kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Santa Maria Della Neve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia-Passeggiata delle Muse, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Sirmione, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally do a tasting at Cascina Maddalena.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sirmione online trip maker.

Drive from Garda to Sirmione in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Step out of Verona with an excursion to Mountbaldo in Malcesine--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, look for gifts at Fil Good, steep yourself in history at Piazza delle Erbe, and make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan tour builder site.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Pisa

— 2 nights
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 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then appreciate the history behind Angelo Caduto, then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, and finally don't miss a visit to Knights’ Square.

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You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

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.
Siena is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Salimbeni.

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Getting from Pisa to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Siena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Assisi is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Assisi online trip maker.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the striking features of Palazzo Bonacquisti, delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Comune. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico, then learn about winemaking at Vineria del Carmine, then take in the exciting artwork at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Rose. Mostra Maria, and finally don't miss a visit to Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino.

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Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Spello.

Things to do in Assisi

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Spello

— 2 nights
Spello is an ancient town and comune of Italy, in the province of Perugia in east central Umbria, on the lower southern flank of Mt. On the 28th (Fri), make a trip to Frantoio Di Spello Uccd, learn about winemaking at Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, then take in the views from Ponte delle Torri, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. On the next day, make a trip to Torri di Properzio e Porta Venere, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then stop by La Bottega Di Teresa, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at MicroBirrificio DieciNove.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Spello trip itinerary app.

Spello is just a short distance from Assisi. August in Spello sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cascia.

Things to do in Spello

Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Cascia

— 2 nights
Cascia is a town and comune (municipality) of the Italian province of Perugia in a rather remote area of the mountainous southeastern corner of Umbria. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Roccaporena, Santuario di S. Rita, make a trip to Scoglio della Preghiera, make a trip to Casa Maritale Di Santa Rita, make a trip to Orto Del Miracolo, then don't miss a visit to Il Lazzaretto, and finally relax in the rural setting at Zafferano Purissimo di Cascia. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Statua Di Santa Rita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Benedetto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Benedetto, then steep yourself in history at Castelluccio, then walk around Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant’Agostino.

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Traveling by car from Spello to Cascia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Spello in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Cascia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Cascia

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Rome trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cascia to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, then contemplate the long history of Galleria Borbonica, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naples online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip