9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner

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Milan
— 6 nights
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Bologna
— 1 day
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Genoa
— 1 day
Drive
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Turin
— 1 day

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Milan

— 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Piazza Bra, San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, &more) and Bergamo (La Citta Alta & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Milan online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Bologna

— 1 day

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 15th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally don't miss a visit to Compianto sul Cristo Morto.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums

Genoa

— 1 day
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, and finally examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip builder website.

You can take a train from Bologna to Genoa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bologna in December: high temperatures in Genoa hover around 57°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Turin

— 1 day

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then make a trip to Piazza Castello, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Superga.

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Traveling by car from Genoa to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Genoa in December, with highs in Turin at 45°F and lows at 37°F.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip