32 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

32 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Siena
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Riccione
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Portofino
— 21 nights

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Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a stroll around San Quirico d'Orcia, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crete Senesi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally shop like a local with Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, stop by La Fabbrica delle Candele, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally look for gifts at Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Siena road trip planning site.

Portofino to Siena is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Portofino in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Siena. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the next day, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and then shop like a local with Florence Shop 4 It.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Florence travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Venice

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, stop by Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally look for gifts at I Tre Mercanti.

To find out how to plan a trip to Venice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Riccione.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Riccione

— 2 nights

Green Pearl of Adriatic

One of northern Italy's most popular seaside resorts, Riccione is known as the Green Pearl of the Adriatic for its tree-lined streets and numerous gardens.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): stop by Fosse Venturi, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oltremare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at La Spiaggia Del Cuore 110 and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Sol.

Discover how to plan a Riccione trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Venice to Riccione by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Riccione, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Riccione

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Milan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco and then get to know the fascinating history of I Navigli.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Riccione to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Milan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Portofino

— 21 nights
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Get outdoors at Varigotti Beach and Sentiero 586 (ex n.6D) Volastra-Case Pianca. Head to Cinque Terre Trekking Gear Shop and MG cinque terrefor plenty of shopping. Explore Portofino's surroundings by going to Serravalle Designer Outlet (in Serravalle Scrivia), Forte di Gavi (in Gavi) and Labirinto Della Masone (in Fontanellato). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Baia dei Saraceni, make a trip to Scalinata Lardarina, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Bardi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Portofino driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Milan to Portofino takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Milan in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Portofino. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips