9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation builder

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Milan
— 6 nights
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Turin
— 1 day
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Genoa
— 1 day
Train
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Bologna
— 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Piazza delle Erbe. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pinacoteca di Brera and Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata (in Lodi) and Verona (Arche Scaligere, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, get curious at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get great views at Basilica of Superga, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turin trip maker tool.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, then explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in December, expect Genoa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 57°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Genoa in December, with highs in Bologna at 47°F and lows at 34°F.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites