22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip itinerary planner

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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice online driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Verona

— 3 nights

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.
When in Verona, make a side trip to see Fondazione Bisazza in Montecchio Maggiore, approximately Montecchio Maggiore away. There's much more to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Verona online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Milan

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the exciting artwork at Mostra Keith Haring, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence holiday planning app.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from Siena with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Siena online attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, stop by La mela in tasca, then admire the striking features of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara. 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 San Rufino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at San Damiano.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi road trip app.

Drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Assisi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip