11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner
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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pisa
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
5
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Como
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
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Rome
— 1 night
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pantheon as well as Roman Forum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Pisa.
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Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You've now added Piazza dei Miracoli to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pisa vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Pisa, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Faro Di Portofino, Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore and Manarola scenic viewpoint.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre travel planner.

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Milan.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Duomo di Milano.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cinque Terre in January: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Como.
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Como — 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Como trip maker.

Traveling by car from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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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 other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Galleria Alberto Sordi as well as Palatine Hill.

Plan my day in Rome using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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