9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

Make it your trip
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 day
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 1 night
Fly
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Bagnoregio
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome
— 1 night
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Florence is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Florence. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get a bit cooler in Florence: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Cinque Terre

— 1 day

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 28th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and finally do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip maker website.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in December, expect Milan to be little chillier, temps between 46°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Venice

— 1 night

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.
To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Venice vacation planning website.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Bagnoregio

— 1 night
Bagnoregio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Viterbo in the Italian region of Lazio, located about 90km northwest of Rome and about 28km north of Viterbo.HistoryFor ecclesiastical history and titular see, see Roman Catholic Diocese of BagnoregioThe current main town was in ancient times a suburb of the hill town in the same comune now known as Civita di Bagnoregio. To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bagnoregio trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Bagnoregio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. You'll set off for Rome on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 31st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome vacation planner.

Getting from Bagnoregio to Rome by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip