15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Verona
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Buffalo

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza Navona and St. Peter's Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip app .

Buffalo, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Buffalo to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Buffalo in June, with highs in Rome at 84°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, steep yourself in history at San Damiano, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the exciting artwork at B.A.T. Assisi, view the masterpieces at Assisi Galleria 6C, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip planner .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Di Camaiore, and admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): wander the streets of Via Mazzini, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then look for gifts at Salvagno Frantoio per Olive, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Bagni Alberoni. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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