12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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12 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Verona
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
+2
train + tram + Fly:  25​h
End: Curitiba

3
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and other attractions. On the 17th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, and finally engage your brain at Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte Coperto, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milan holiday planning app .

Curitiba, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. In August, Milan is somewhat warmer than Curitiba - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pavia
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Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
day
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Casa di Giulietta and Piazza delle Erbe. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, step into the grandiose world of Castello scaligero di Villafranca, then explore the ancient world of Operaforte, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Verona route planning tool .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castello scaligero di Villafranca
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Casa di Giulietta ©
Casa di Giulietta

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica di San Marco, Walking tours, Centro Storico di Venezia, and other attractions you added. On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Venice day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Uffizi Galleries, Centro Storico, The Boboli Gardens, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Walls of Monteriggioni.

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

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Walls of Monteriggioni
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre vacation planner.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Tours
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