60 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

60 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Verona
— 5 nights
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Venice
— 7 nights
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Ravenna
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 6 nights
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Assisi
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 7 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Pisa
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 6 nights
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Milan
— 6 nights
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Varenna
— 6 nights
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Verona

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.
Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Modena (Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, Acetaia Villa San Donnino, &more), Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Palazzo Ducale Mantova (in Mantua). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, take in the exciting artwork at Fondazione Bisazza, and see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Verona is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Verona is 9 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Venice

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Villa Cittadella Vigodarzere, Valmarana (in Saonara). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice visit app.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Ravenna

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the world behind art at Palazzo Romagnoli Forli, don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, examine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then steep yourself in history at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, and finally test your team's savvy at Ravenna Escape - Room di Savio.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravenna trip maker tool.

Drive from Venice to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Ravenna, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Ravenna

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

6
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Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Montalcino (Podere Il Cocco, Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, &more) and San Gimignano (Guardastelle Vineyard, Fattoria Il Piano, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Siena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ravenna in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Siena. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco), Perugia (Collegio del Cambio, Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, &more) and Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, see the interesting displays at Museo Cinema a Pennello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

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

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome route maker site.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence day trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): find your balance on the water with Rockonda Rafting, steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally test your team's savvy at Brain In A Cage. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pisa when traveling from Florence in June, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Cinque Terre

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get out of town with these interesting Cinque Terre side-trips: Genoa (Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, Aquarium of Genoa, &more) and Liguria Escursioni Quad (in Sestri Levante). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Milan

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Piedmont Food and Wine (in Vinchio), Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, see the sights as you ascend with Lake Como Adventures, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and test your team's savvy at In Time Escape Room.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Milan tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Milan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Varenna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Varenna

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Change things up with these side-trips from Varenna: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi, La Punta Spartivento, &more) and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lago di Como, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Varenna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Varenna takes 1.5 hours. In June in Varenna, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips