18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip builder

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Milan
— 1 night
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Verona
— 1 night
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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 14th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip maker website.

Mumbai, India to Milan is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Milan is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: high temperatures in Milan hover around 21°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, and finally make a trip to I Portoni della Bra.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:

Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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 out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice day trip planning site.

Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Take a break from Siena with a short trip to Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Siena in October, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30: