21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Siena
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Verona
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome is 4 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Assisi is known for historic sites, museums, wineries, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, see the interesting displays at Mostra Permanente degli Antichi Mestieri e della Civilta Contadina, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Assisi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

2
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 23rd (Sun), indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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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

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in February, expect Milan to be a bit cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, museums, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. February in Verona sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Tours
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Verona in March, expect Venice to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. On the 6th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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