15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  7 h
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.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the striking features of Case Operaie and then walk around Parco Agricolo Sud Milano.

To find out how to plan a trip to Milan, use our trip itinerary maker.

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

Things to do in Milan

Parks
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Case Operaie ©
Case Operaie

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Melissa Beach and Resort Monte Poieto. Get outdoors at Lake Endine and Oasi WWF del Bassone. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Rotonda di San Tome (in Almenno San Bartolomeo), Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII (Chiesa del Seminario del PIME, Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII, &more) and Il Rifugio degli Asinelli (in Sala Biellese). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano and ponder the design of Fontana monumentale di Piazza Camerlata.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Como day trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. June in Como sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Como

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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): stroll through Bagno Eva and then kick back and relax at Bagno Sirena del Sud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Le Polle di Malbacco, then look for all kinds of wild species at Candalla Waterfalls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Grazia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, Candalla Waterfalls, Le Polle di Malbacco, Azienda Vinicola Baia Del Sole - Federici
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Bagno Eva ©
Bagno Eva
Bagno Grazia ©
Bagno Grazia
Candalla Waterfalls ©
Candalla Waterfalls

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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. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo della Geotermia, delve into the distant past at Porta all'Arco, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Viti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, and finally make a trip to Piazza dei Priori.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the 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
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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia and Beach Head War Cemetery. Step out of the city life by going to V Lounge Beach Club and Stabilimento Balneare le Palme. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Spiaggia di Torre Paola in Sabaudia--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco della Sughereta, get some fabulous bargains at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, gain interesting insight with Ars in Urbe - Associazione Culturale di Promozione Sociale, and stop by Sweet Sweet Way.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to 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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