43 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

43 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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43 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Hobart
Fly:  30​h
1
Venice
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Turin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Genoa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Orvieto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Rome
— 10 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Hobart

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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico and San Giorgio Maggiore. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Basilica di Sant’Antonio (in Padua). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planning app .

Hobart, Australia to Venice is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Venice is minus 9 hours. In June, Venice is much hotter than Hobart - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
La Citta Alta and Scaligero Castle will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Mountbaldo and Palazzo Te. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio), Grotte di Catullo (in Sirmione) and Scaliger Castle in Malcesine (in Malcesine). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Verona driving holiday tool .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mantua, Sirmione, Malcesine, Borghetto sul Mincio, La Citta Alta
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Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio

4
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sacra di San Michele and Castello di Fenis. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como), Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (in Milan) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Morgex). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, and examine the collection at Forte di Bard.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turin online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Verona to Turin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Verona in June, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Milan, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Teatro Romano, Basilica of Superga, Castello di Fenis
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Sacra di San Michele ©
Sacra di San Michele
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Get in touch with nature at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura. Your inner history buff will appreciate Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Baia dei Saraceni (in Varigotti) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Boccadasse, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Genoa road trip planner .

Drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Turin in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Baia dei Saraceni, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, Baia del Silenzio, Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Vitale are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Pisa and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Camposanto & Battistero) and Portovenere (in Porto Venere). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Genoa to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Genoa in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pisa, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Portovenere, Basilica San Vitale
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Cascate del Mulino. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Abbazia di San Galgano and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia), Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Siena day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Montalcino, Cascate del Mulino, Abbazia di San Galgano, San Quirico d'Orcia, La Feniglia
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario Della Santa Casa and Eremo delle Carceri. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Assisi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cascata delle Marmore, Grotte di Frasassi, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Santuario Della Santa Casa
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

2
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Civita di Bagnoregio and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Bolsena. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi, then steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio, then explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Sotterranea, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Orvieto trip planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lago di Bolsena, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Do your shopping at Anelli.It and Body Worlds - Il Ciclo della Vita. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina) and Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and wander the streets of Santo Stefano di Sessanio.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip tool .

You can take a train from Orvieto to Rome in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Giardino dei Tarocchi
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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