34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Milan
Train:  1 h
1
Turin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Sirolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Orvieto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Venice
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
11
Verona
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
End: Milan

3
nights
Turin

Turin ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Piazza San Carlo. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio), Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne) and Castello di Fenis (in Fenis). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, see where the action happens at Juventus Stadium, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turin trip maker app.

Milan to Turin is an approximately 1- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lake Orta, Basilica of Superga, Lillaz Waterfalls, Forte di Bard, River Rafting & Tubing
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Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then trek along Cinque Terre Trails.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Turin in July, you will find days in Cinque Terre are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portoferraio driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cinque Terre to Portoferraio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and San Gimignano Bell Tower. Take a break from the city and head to Cascate del Mulino and Dog Beach San Vincenzo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano), Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, steep yourself in history at San Quirico d'Orcia, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Siena trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Portoferraio to Siena in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Portoferraio in July, expect nights in Siena to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Giardino dei Tarocchi, Cascate del Mulino, San Quirico d'Orcia, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Dog Beach San Vincenzo ©
Dog Beach San Vincenzo

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Assisi tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sirolo.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Rocca Paolina, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Piazza Grande
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

2
nights
Sirolo

Sirolo ©
Sirolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ancona in the Italian region of Marche. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Casa Leopardi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Della Santa Casa, and then make a trip to Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Ciriaco, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cinema a Pennello.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sirolo trip builder site.

Drive from Assisi to Sirolo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Assisi in July: highs in Sirolo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Sirolo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Casa Leopardi, Cattedrale San Ciriaco, Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia, Santuario Della Santa Casa, Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano
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Museo Cinema a Pennello ©
Museo Cinema a Pennello
Casa Leopardi ©
Casa Leopardi
Santuario Della Santa Casa ©
Santuario Della Santa Casa

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

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Traveling by car from Sirolo to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Villa d'Este, Civita di Bagnoregio
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 18th (Thu), do a tasting at Decugnano dei Barbi, then steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio, then Head underground at Orvieto Underground, and finally admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto tour itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orvieto when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Orvieto

Wineries Nature Parks
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Decugnano dei Barbi ©
Decugnano dei Barbi
Orvieto Underground ©
Orvieto Underground
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Ferrari and The Baptistery of St. John. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano in Bologna--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Orvieto to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo Ferrari, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Step out of the city life by going to Canal Grande and Bagni Alberoni. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palazzo Te and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Escape the urban bustle at Mountbaldo and Lago di Garda. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (in Gardone Riviera) and Scaliger Castle in Malcesine (in Malcesine). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, view the masterpieces at Galleria Dello Scudo, shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Verona trip maker tool.

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Verona

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malcesine, Lago di Garda, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Palazzo Te
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Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani

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