38 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

38 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy travel planner

Make it your trip
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Menaggio
— 4 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 7 nights
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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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately Padua away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice day trip tool.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Standard Time (MUT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chamarel in January: high temperatures in Venice hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Verona

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of Verona with an excursion to Scuola Sci Asiago in Asiago--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Verona day trip website.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 16:

Milan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Menaggio.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Menaggio

— 4 nights
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. The Roman conquest culminated with the construction of a road called the Via Regina.Menaggio was a walled city. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Menaggio: Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno (in Bellano), Dongo (Chiesa di S. Gottardo & Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime) and Santuario di S. Maria dei Ghirli (in Campione d'Italia). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Miro, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Grona, steep yourself in history at Moltrasio, and examine the collection at Casa dei Presepi.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Menaggio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Menaggio takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Menaggio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Change things up with a short trip to Aquarium of Genoa in Genoa (about 1h 35 min away). There's much more to do: stop by Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, trek along Cinque Terre footpaths, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso.

Before you visit Cinque Terre, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Menaggio to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Menaggio in January, expect Cinque Terre to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Florence itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:

Siena

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Siena is known for historic sites, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip website.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Siena, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:

Assisi

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
When in Assisi, make a side trip to see Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono in Fabriano, approximately Fabriano away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and examine the collection at Mostra Permanente degli Antichi Mestieri e della Civilta Contadina.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Assisi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

Rome

— 7 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, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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