7 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

7 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  5​h
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Volterra

3
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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice holiday planner .

Paris, France to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence online travel route planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome planning website .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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