21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

Make your Rome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, with highs in Rome at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Assisi is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio dei Pellegrini, make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, and contemplate the long history of San Damiano.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Assisi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. 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
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena attractions planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Siena sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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 28th (Fri), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Milan online route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in February, with highs in Milan at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, learn about winemaking at Bertani, delve into the distant past at Operaforte, and explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Milan to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Tours
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Walking tours
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Venice fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Verona in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. You will leave for home on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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