18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

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Venice
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Padua
Drive
3
Verona
Drive
4
Bellagio
— 1 night
Drive
5
Milan
Drive
6
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
7
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
8
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive
9
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Montalcino
— 3 nights
Drive
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Civita di Bagnoregio
— 1 night
Drive
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Orvieto
— 1 night
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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

Dallas, USA to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Venice is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in July, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 22°C. You will leave for Padua on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Padua

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle and then admire the striking features of Ragione Palace.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Padua trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Venice to Padua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Padua sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Verona

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a stroll through Via Mazzini and then listen to music at Arena di Verona.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona road trip website.

You can drive from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Padua in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Verona, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Bellagio

— 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the striking features of Villa Monastero and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bellagio online day trip planner.

Drive from Verona to Bellagio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Milan

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan route maker website.

You can drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 3rd (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, and then take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre route planner.

You can drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for Florence on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

San Gimignano

— 1 night

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, get to know the fascinating history of San Gimignano 1300, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then don't miss a visit to Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower.

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Drive from Florence to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, examine the collection at Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, then admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally explore the world behind art at Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, browse the exhibits of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, take an in-depth tour of Museo Contrada Priora della Civetta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and finally get engrossed in the history at MOnd - Museo della Contrada Capitana dell'Onda.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montalcino.

Things to do in Siena

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Montalcino

— 3 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Montalcino road trip planning app.

Drive from Siena to Montalcino in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Montalcino are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Montalcino

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Classes
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Civita di Bagnoregio

— 1 night
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. On the 12th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Castello e Torre Monaldeschi, step into the grandiose world of Castello Baglioni, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Centro Storico di Celleno Vecchia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Orsini, then get curious at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Donato Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Civita di Bagnoregio trip site.

Drive from Montalcino to Civita di Bagnoregio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Civita di Bagnoregio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Orvieto.

Things to do in Civita di Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Orvieto

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella del Corporale, Head underground at Orvieto Underground, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Orvieto, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, and finally examine the collection at Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orvieto trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route planner.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:

Province of Viterbo travel guide

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Gardens · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
See also Viterbo, Texas and Viterbo University. For ancient Ferento, see Ferentium. For the municipality in Colombia, see Viterbo, CaldasViterbo is an ancient city and comune in the Lazio region of central Italy, the capital of the province of Viterbo.It conquered and absorbed the neighboring town of Ferento in its early history. It is approximately 80km north of GRA (Rome) on the Via Cassia, and it is surrounded by the Monti Cimini and Monti Volsini. The historic center of the city is surrounded by medieval walls, still intact, built during the 11th and 12th centuries. Entrance to the walled center of the city is through ancient gates.Apart from agriculture, the main resources of Viterbo's area are pottery, marble, and wood. The town is home to the Italian gold reserves, an important Academy of Fine Arts, the University of Tuscia, and the Italian Army's Aviation Command headquarters and training centre. It is located in a wide thermal area, attracting many tourists from the whole of central Italy.HistoryThe first report of the new city dates to the eighth century CE, when it is identified as Castrum Viterbii. It was fortified in 773 by the Lombard King Desiderius in his vain attempt to conquer Rome. When the popes switched to the Frankish support, Viterbo became part of the Papal States, but this status was to be highly contested by the emperors in the following centuries, until in 1095 it is known it was a free comune.

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