31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Menaggio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Milan — 1 night

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 2nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and then take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan online trip maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Milan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Menaggio.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Menaggio — 4 nights

Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. The Roman conquest culminated with the construction of a road called the Via Regina.Menaggio was a walled city. Get out of town with these interesting Menaggio side-trips: Lenno (Lido di Lenno & Golfo di Venere), Riva Bianca Beach (in Lierna) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Dervio). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Tranquilla, appreciate the views at Valchiavenna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Menaggio attractions app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Menaggio takes 2 hours. July in Menaggio sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Verona.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Verona — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the views from Ponte Pietra, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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

Traveling by car from Menaggio to Verona takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Venice — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Malamocco in Lido di Venezia, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Florence — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Santa Brigida to see Castello del Trebbio about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Siena — 4 nights

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Montalcino (Podere Il Cocco & Castiglion del Bosco Winery), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Azienda Agricola Leuta (in Pietraia). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena tour planner.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Assisi — 4 nights

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini (in Visso), Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia) and Lago di Pilato (in Montemonaco). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi day trip app.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Assisi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rome.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Rome — 5 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome travel planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31: