15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Brussels
1
Milan
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Como
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Brussels

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Case Operaie and then stroll through Parco Agricolo Sud Milano.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip app .

Brussels, Belgium to Milan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in June; daily highs in Milan reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Parks
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4
nights
Como

Como ©
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.
Visiting Melissa Beach and Resort Monte Poieto will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Il Rifugio degli Asinelli and Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII (Chiesa del Seminario del PIME, Casa Natale Papa Giovanni XXIII, & more), Lake Endine (in Endine Gaiano) and Rotonda di San Tome (in Almenno San Bartolomeo). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi WWF del Bassone and ponder the design of Fontana monumentale di Piazza Camerlata.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Como driving holiday planner .

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Como can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Como

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Melissa Beach, Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, Rotonda di San Tome, Lake Endine
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Il Rifugio degli Asinelli ©
Il Rifugio degli Asinelli
Rotonda di San Tome ©
Rotonda di San Tome
Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano ©

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Eva and then kick back and relax at Bagno Sirena del Sud. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Le Polle di Malbacco, then take in the dramatic scenery at Candalla Waterfalls, and then kick back and relax at Bagno Grazia.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre holiday planner .

Getting from Como to Cinque Terre by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marina di Pietrasanta, Azienda Vinicola Baia Del Sole - Federici, Candalla Waterfalls, Le Polle di Malbacco
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Candalla Waterfalls ©
Candalla Waterfalls

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo della Geotermia, delve into the distant past at Porta all'Arco, then explore the galleries of Palazzo Viti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Priori.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Volterra, Fattoria Il Piano, Parco Sculture Del Chianti, Porta Volterrana, Castello di Monteriggioni
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Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Museo della Geotermia ©
Museo della Geotermia

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 Spiaggia di Torre Paola and Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. Take a break from the city and head to V Lounge Beach Club and Bosco della Sughereta. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Beach Head War Cemetery in Anzio--about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia, revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, don't miss a visit to Associazione Culturale di Promozione Sociale Ars in Urbe, and find something for the whole family at Cinecitta World.

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Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach Head War Cemetery, Bosco della Sughereta, Spiaggia di Torre Paola
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V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Spiaggia di Torre Paola ©
Spiaggia di Torre Paola
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia

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