15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 5 nights
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Rome

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

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Calgary, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Rome is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then get a new perspective on things with Matilde Navigazione, and then hike along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio Di Nostra Signora Dell'Olivo, then walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, then hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and finally trek along Cinque Terre footpaths.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cinque Terre, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Venice

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (University of Padova, Padua Botanical Garden, &more) and Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Casa di Giulietta, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Brain In A Cage (in Livorno) and St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker app.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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