23 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

23 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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23 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  20​h
1
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Bologna
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
4
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
6
Asti
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
7
Milan
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
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.
To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip maker website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Milan due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

2
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

4
nights
Bologna

Bologna
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bologna driving holiday planning site .

You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:

4
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Bologna in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. You'll set off for Rome on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:

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.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll set off for Asti on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

4
nights
Asti

Asti
Asti is a city and comune of 76 164 inhabitants (1-1-2017) located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, about 55km east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro River. To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Asti travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Asti in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Asti, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 7°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Asti

Historic Sites Nightlife Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:

few
hours
Milan

Milan
To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milan tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Asti to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

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