18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy sightseeing planner

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Fly
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Verbania
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

5
nights
Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Mercato Centrale. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello del Trebbio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Azienda Agricola Casa Emma (in San Donato in Poggio), Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti) and Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

4
nights
Venice

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Do your shopping at Piazza delle Erbe and Fil Good. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Novaia (in Marano di Valpolicella) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Arena di Verona). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice driving holiday app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Verbania.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Verbania

On the 9th (Mon), look for gifts at Ferri Cristina, then do a tasting at Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara, then browse for treasures at Restaurifelici, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi della Bruschera, enjoy the sand and surf at Guree Beach, and then stroll through Sasso Galletto.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Verbania trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Venice to Verbania in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in August: highs in Verbania hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

2
nights
Milan

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 11th (Wed): take a stroll through Via Lincoln, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip website.

Traveling by car from Verbania to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping