5 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

5 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

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San Gimignano
— 1 night
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Castellina In Chianti
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Siena
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Monteriggioni
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Volterra
— 1 night
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Lucca
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La Spezia
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Monterosi
— 2 nights
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La Spezia
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San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Guardastelle Vineyard as well as Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano holiday planner.

Žiri, Slovenia to San Gimignano is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Castellina In Chianti.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Wineries

Castellina In Chianti

Castellina in Chianti is a comune (municipality) of c. To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Castellina In Chianti trip planner.

Drive from San Gimignano to Castellina In Chianti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Castellina In Chianti can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Siena.

Things to do in Castellina In Chianti

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
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Traveling by car from Castellina In Chianti to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Monteriggioni

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monteriggioni driving holiday planner.

Monteriggioni is just a stone's throw from Siena. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Volterra.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Volterra

— 1 night
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Viti, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo dei Priori, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Priori.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Volterra travel route planning website.

Getting from Monteriggioni to Volterra by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Volterra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites · Museums

Lucca

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
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Getting from Volterra to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off to La Spezia.

Things to do in Lucca

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

La Spezia

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): hike along Cinque Terre Trails and then trek along Monesteroli.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the La Spezia sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Lucca to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Monterosi.

Things to do in La Spezia

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Monterosi

— 2 nights
Monterosi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region Lazio, located about 30 km (18,64 mi) north of the Grande Raccordo Anulare of Rome, about 40 km (24,85 mi) south of Viterbo.Monterosi borders the following municipalities: Nepi, Sutri, Trevignano Romano. On the 5th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Civita Castellana Cathedral, head outdoors with Cascate di Monte Gelato, let the kids burn off some steam at Parco Avventura Treja Adventure, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del SS. Nome di Gesù, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Borgo di Calcata, and finally don't miss a visit to Grotta Sonora.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monterosi day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Monterosi takes 4.5 hours. In September in Monterosi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to La Spezia.

Things to do in Monterosi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

La Spezia

On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Palazzata a Mare, then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then stop by La Bottega Di Rena.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our La Spezia online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Monterosi to La Spezia takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks · Shopping

Side Trip