20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 5 nights
Train
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
4
Milan
— 4 nights
Train
5
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations (in Soriano nel Cimino) and Macchina di Santa Rosa (in Viterbo). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Toronto, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena (San Francesco, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 20th (Mon), walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, hike along Monesteroli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio Di Nostra Signora Dell'Olivo, and finally identify plant and animal life at 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, then hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, and then get great views at View Point Corniglia.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Milan

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more) and Padua (Musei Civici Agli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and contemplate the long history of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni.

Planning Venice trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips