34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
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
7
Rome
— 5 nights
train:  1​h
8
Orvieto
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Florence
— 4 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Forte di Bard and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Lake Orta. Venture out of the city with trips to Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne) and Castello di Fenis (in Fenis). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, admire all the interesting features of Juventus Stadium, and get great views at Basilica of Superga.

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Milan to Turin is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Fenis, Lillaz Waterfalls, Forte di Bard, Lake Orta
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Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
River Rafting & Tubing

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 hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre road trip tool .

Getting from Turin to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cinque Terre: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors 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. On the 3rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone and then stroll through Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Portoferraio trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cinque Terre to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore and learn at San Gimignano 1300 and Giardino dei Tarocchi. Get in touch with nature at Dog Beach and Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), San Gimignano (Historic Centre of San Gimignano & San Gimignano Bell Tower) and Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and get into the urban bustle at San Quirico d'Orcia.

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Traveling by car from Portoferraio to Siena takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Abbazia di San Galgano, Giardino dei Tarocchi
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Dog Beach ©
Dog Beach

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi online travel planner .

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Assisi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Piazza Grande, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Rocca Paolina
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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): see the interesting displays at Casa Leopardi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Santa Casa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale San Ciriaco, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Cinema a Pennello.

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You can drive from Assisi to Sirolo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, you will find days in Sirolo are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Sirolo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Civita di Bagnoregio and Pantheon. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

Drive from Sirolo to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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 Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascata delle Marmore
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi, then contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, then Head underground at Orvieto Sotterranea, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Orvieto.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Orvieto trip tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Orvieto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Orvieto

Wineries Nature Parks
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Decugnano dei Barbi ©
Decugnano dei Barbi

4
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Ferrari and Uffizi Galleries. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Step out of Florence to go to Bologna and see Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Orvieto to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Museo Ferrari, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
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 your shopping at European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora and Vittorio Costantini Workshop. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Cannaregio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catcht the 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

4
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 outdoors at Lago di Garda and Mountbaldo. Head to Piazza delle Erbe and Galleria Dello Scudofor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Palazzo Te (in Mantua), Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (in Gardone Riviera) and Scaliger Castle in Malcesine (in Malcesine). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona road trip planning website .

Getting from Venice to Verona by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Verona

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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