16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

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Turin
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 1 day
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Modena
— 1 day
Drive
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Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portofino
— 1 day
Drive
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La Spezia
— 3 nights
Train

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Turin

— 2 nights

City of Magic

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then stroll around Parco del Valentino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Superga. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then make a trip to Piazza Castello.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turin trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Turin Airport and Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport. July in Turin sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Milan

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia & La Citta Alta) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, see the interesting displays at Casa dei Presepi, and take an in-depth tour of Galleria 92.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Turin to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Milan, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Verona

— 1 day

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 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

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Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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 (Basilica of St. Anthony, Prato della Valle, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Modena

— 1 day

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, and finally see the interesting displays at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Modena trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Modena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Bologna

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Santo Stefano.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna online travel route planner.

Getting from Modena to Bologna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bologna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portofino.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

Portofino

— 1 day
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Portofino, then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria d'Arte Portofino, and finally make a trip to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portofino itinerary app.

You can drive from Bologna to Portofino in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in July, expect nights in Portofino to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

La Spezia

— 3 nights
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then visit Portovenere.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the La Spezia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portofino to La Spezia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in La Spezia when traveling from Portofino in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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