30 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

30 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Capoliveri, Elba Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h
6
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
7
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Colico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Verona
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

3
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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately Padua away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and step off the mainland to explore Lido.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in July, with highs in Venice at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence attractions planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

4
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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Siena is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, and admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Siena attractions planner.

Getting from Rome to Siena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Capoliveri.

Things to do in Siena

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

2
nights
Capoliveri, Elba Island

Capoliveri ©
Capoliveri is a comune (municipality) on the island of Elba in Italy. On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Spiaggia di Marina di Campo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fetovaia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Della Biodola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spiaggia di Lacona, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Capoliveri trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Capoliveri takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Siena in July, plan for slightly colder days in Capoliveri, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Capoliveri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Spiaggia di Fetovaia, Spiaggia di Marina di Campo, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Fetovaia ©
Spiaggia di Fetovaia

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Genoa (Galeone Neptune, Aquarium of Genoa, &more) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's still lots to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and stop by Fannys Bazar.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre tour site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Capoliveri to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Genoa, Baia del Silenzio
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and then get in on the family fun at Leolandia.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan online tour planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Colico.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Leolandia
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Colico

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): hike along Sentiero dei Forti, then stroll through Spiaggia Tranquilla, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the activities along Lago di Como.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colico trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Colico takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Verona.

Things to do in Colico

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Orrido di Bellano, Lago di Como, Villa Carlotta, Spiaggia Tranquilla
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Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sentiero dei Forti ©
Sentiero dei Forti

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Verona to Castelnuovo del Garda to see Gardaland Park about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Azienda Agricola Frezza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona travel route app.

You can drive from Colico to Verona in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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