14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 3 nights

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Rome — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Rome. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence travel route builder site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Venice — 3 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice itinerary maker.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Milan — 3 nights

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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Bergamo (La Citta Alta & Piazza Vecchia), Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C.
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