34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

34 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Turin
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Sirolo
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Orvieto
— 1 night
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights

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Turin

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 River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Fenis (in Fenis) 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

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta

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Cinque Terre

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

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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. 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 4.5 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) so you can travel to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Siena

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 Sant'Antimo. 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: San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia), Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina) and San Gimignano (San Gimignano 1300 & San Gimignano Bell Tower). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Dog Beach San Vincenzo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

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

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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

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Assisi

Assisi ©

City of Peace

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 see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, 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

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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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Sirolo

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. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. 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

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Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito ©
Riviera del Conero e Colli dell'Infinito
Casa Leopardi ©
Casa Leopardi
Santuario Della Santa Casa ©
Santuario Della Santa Casa

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Rome

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 Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome driving holiday website.

You can drive from Sirolo to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Orvieto

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 · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Decugnano dei Barbi ©
Decugnano dei Barbi
Orvieto Underground ©
Orvieto Underground
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

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Florence

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 Centro Storico. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna) and Museo Ferrari (in Maranello). There's lots more to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Orvieto to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; 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 drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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Venice

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 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and stop by Cannaregio.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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Verona

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 Piazza Bra and Palazzo Te. Escape the urban bustle at Mountbaldo and Lago di Garda. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Scaliger Castle in Malcesine (in Malcesine) and Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (in Gardone Riviera). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, view the masterpieces at Galleria Dello Scudo, see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, and examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta.

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 bus; 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 drive back home.

Things to do in Verona

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani

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