17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
bus + Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
1
Verona
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scaliger Castle in Malcesine and Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Palazzo Te. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Sirmione (Grotte di Catullo & Jamaica Beach), Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua) and Ferrara (Via delle Volte, Castello Estense, & more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza Bra, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and meet the residents at Parco Natura Viva.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Verona driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Verona is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Verona is 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in October: high temperatures in Verona hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ferrara, Sirmione, Mantua, Parco Natura Viva, Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te

4
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.
Visit Scuola Grande di San Rocco and San Giorgio Maggiore for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dorsoduro and Scrovegni Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Prato della Valle, Ragione Palace, & more). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Cannaregio, don't miss a visit to Torre dell'Orologio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Venice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Venice sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Blue Moon
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cattedrale di San Rufino and San Damiano. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pitigliano Centro Storico and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio) and Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, enjoy breathtaking views from Fortezza di Montalcino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Assisi trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Assisi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Orvieto, Montalcino, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cascata delle Marmore
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Gimignano 1300 and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Centro Storico di Siena and Historic Centre of San Gimignano will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena Cathedral (in Siena) and Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, don't miss a visit to Mercato Centrale, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip app .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni
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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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