22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 1 night
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
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Genoa
— 1 night
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Venice
— 3 nights

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Rome

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zoomarine and St. Clement Basilica. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Rome is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Auckland in July, expect nights in Rome to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Colosseum
4.7
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Must see
Pantheon
4.8

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Assisi

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi visit planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, Assisi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
San Damiano
4.8

3
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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia di Fetovaia and Spiaggia Di Sottobomba. Go for a jaunt from Portoferraio to Seccheto to see Spiaggia di Cavoli about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spiaggia La Sorgente, stop by Gelateria Zero Gradi, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Acquario dell'Elba.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Portoferraio day trip tool.

Getting from Assisi to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Assisi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, and then make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and then take a stroll through Boccadasse.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Genoa holiday maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Genoa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Genoa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Baia del Silenzio
4.5
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Neighborhood
Boccadasse
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Galata Museo del Mare
4.4

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Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and Loggia dei Lanzi. Change things up with a short trip to Torre del Mangia in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Genoa to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Genoa in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5
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Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico
4.9

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Verona

Verona ©

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mountbaldo and Lago di Garda. Piazza Bra and Scaliger Castle in Malcesine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Verona, make a side trip to see Gardaland Park in Castelnuovo del Garda, approximately Castelnuovo del Garda away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and get to know the resident critters at Parco Natura Viva.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lago di Garda
4.8
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World heritage site
Piazza Bra
4.7

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Venice

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannaregio and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Caribe Bay (in Jesolo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Canal Grande
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7
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Neighborhood
Cannaregio
4.8

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