16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Rome
— 6 nights
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Milan — 1 night

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 22nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Leolandia. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planning website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Milan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Milan is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Piazza Bra, make a trip to Piazza delle Erbe, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally catch a live performance at Arena di Verona. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ponte Scaligero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and then find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Verona journey planner.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Ponte Vecchio. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online travel planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 6 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Piazza Navona. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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