34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Train
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Turin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Siena
4
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sirolo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Orvieto
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Turin

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Orta and Castello di Fenis. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Morgex) and Lillaz Waterfalls (in Cogne). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, catch a live event at Juventus Stadium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Superga, and contemplate the long history of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

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

Milan to Turin is an approximately 1.5-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

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

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1
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Cinque Terre

Italian Riviera

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 traveler tips, photos, 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

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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2
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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Portoferraio tour itinerary planning tool.

You can 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. 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) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

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4
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Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

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 Abbazia di San Galgano. Take a break from the city and head to Cascate del Mulino and Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), San Gimignano (San Gimignano 1300 & San Gimignano Bell Tower) and Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Dog Beach San Vincenzo, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and get to know the fascinating history of San Quirico d'Orcia.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Siena vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Siena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in July, you will find days in Siena are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

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Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then make a trip to Piazza Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco.

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

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sirolo.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

2
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Sirolo

Sirolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Ancona in the Italian region of Marche. Kick 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 don't miss a visit to 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, 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.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sirolo trip maker tool.

Drive from Assisi to Sirolo in 2 hours. Traveling from Assisi in July, you will find days in Sirolo are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Sirolo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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Rome

Eternal City

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 Cascata delle Marmore and Villa d'Este. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Civita di Bagnoregio in Bagnoregio--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

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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 drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

1
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Orvieto

Green Heart of Italy

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.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orvieto tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Rome to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 drive to Florence.

Things to do in Orvieto

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

4
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel planner.

You can drive from Orvieto to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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5
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Venice

City of Romance

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 San Marco. 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; 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 drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

4
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Verona

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 Il Vittoriale degli Italiani. Escape the urban bustle at Mountbaldo and Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Scaliger Castle in Malcesine (in Malcesine) and Lago di Garda (in Garda). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza Bra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, shop like a local with Galleria Dello Scudo, and delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Verona trip maker tool.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. 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 drive back home.

Things to do in Verona

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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