60 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

60 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 6 nights
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Padua
— 5 nights
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Verona
— 6 nights
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Sirmione
— 1 night
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Garda
— 1 night
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Castelnuovo del Garda
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 4 nights
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Genoa
— 2 nights
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Pisa
— 1 night
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Rimini
— 4 nights
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Ravenna
— 1 night
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Siena
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 8 nights

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Bibione Spiaggia and Blue Moon. Change things up with a short trip to La spiaggia di Pluto in Bibione (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday maker app.

Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bibione, Blue Moon
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Popular historic sites such as Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica of St. Anthony are in your itinerary. Scoletta del Santo and Chiesa degli Eremitani are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Padua, make a side trip to see Bahia del Sole in Sottomarina, approximately Sottomarina away. There's still lots to do: visit Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo di Padova, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Maria of Servi, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza delle Erbe.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Padua trip itinerary maker.

Take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Padua, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia del Sole
Highlights from your plan
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Chiesa degli Eremitani ©
Chiesa degli Eremitani

6
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 Quinzano. Appreciate the collections at Casa di Giulietta and Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi-Erizzo. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and don't miss a visit to Centro Storico.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Verona route planner.

Drive from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Padua in June, plan for little chillier nights in Verona, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

1
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Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the water at your own pace with La Barca di Salvo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Punta Gro, then kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sirmione journey planner.

You can drive from Verona to Sirmione in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Sirmione, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Garda.

Things to do in Sirmione

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Jamaica Beach ©
Jamaica Beach
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
La Barca di Salvo ©
La Barca di Salvo

1
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Garda

Garda ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Lago di Garda.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Garda online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Garda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Garda

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda

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Castelnuovo del Garda

Castelnuovo del Garda ©
Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Borghetto sul Mincio, then explore the historical opulence of Brescia Castle, then stroll through Spiaggia Rivoltella, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Natura Viva.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Castelnuovo del Garda day trip planning site.

Castelnuovo del Garda is very close to Garda. June in Castelnuovo del Garda sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parco Natura Viva, Spiaggia Rivoltella, Brescia Castle, Borghetto sul Mincio
Highlights from your plan
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Brescia Castle ©
Brescia Castle

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Riva Bianca Beach and Spiaggia Parco Ulisse Guzzi. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido di Lenno (in Lenno), Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar (in Griante) and Spiaggia di Onno (in Oliveto Lario). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and head outdoors with Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Castelnuovo del Garda to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Lido di Lenno, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Riva Bianca Beach, Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo, Spiaggia di Onno
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bagni San Domenico Beach and then stroll through Baia del Silenzio. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, take a stroll through Boccadasse, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from Milan in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Genoa, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Bagni San Domenico Beach
Highlights from your plan
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi

1
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Pisa

Pisa ©
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), admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa route maker.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in June, Pisa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
Highlights from your plan
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

6
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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence sightseeing site.

You can drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Greve in Chianti, Poggio al Bosco, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Schifanoia (Palazzo della Gioia), then explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bologna road trip site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rimini.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ferrara, Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense

4
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Rimini

Rimini ©
A popular resort town on Italy's east coast, Rimini has been an inhabited settlement since prehistoric times.
Visit Castello di Gradara and Borgo San Giuliano for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Forte di San Leo and Azienda Agraria Guerrieri. Venture out of the city with trips to Cattolica (Oasis de la Playa & Altamarea Beach Village). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Sol, get in on the excitement at Spiaggia 130 Riccione, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playa Beach Village, and head outdoors with Bagno 10 Vatikaki.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rimini journey planner.

Getting from Bologna to Rimini by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bologna in June: highs in Rimini hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Rimini

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cattolica, Riccione, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, Forte di San Leo, Castello di Gradara
Highlights from your plan
Playa del Sol ©
Playa del Sol
Castello di Gradara ©
Castello di Gradara
Marano Beach 135-136 ©
Marano Beach 135-136

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Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): find something for the whole family at Mirabilandia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, contemplate the long history of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, and finally make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

Before you visit Ravenna, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rimini to Ravenna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Ravenna

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Visit Duomo di Siena and Castello di Monterinaldi for their historical value. Let the collections at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Montalcino (Podere Il Cocco & Poggio Rubino). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola La Lastra.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip maker site.

You can drive from Ravenna to Siena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Siena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montalcino, Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello di Monterinaldi
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Rocca Maggiore. Eremo delle Carceri and Basilica di Santa Chiara will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Slow Cooking Class (in Paciano) and Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, contemplate the long history of Oratorio dei Pellegrini, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Nuova, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Classes · Wineries

Side Trips

Vineria del Carmine, Slow Cooking Class
Highlights from your plan
Vineria del Carmine ©
Vineria del Carmine
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and V Lounge Beach Club. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Venture out of the city with trips to Sabbianera Super Beach (in Anguillara Sabazia), Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Point Break (in Fregene). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip website.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Villa Adriana, Point Break
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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