31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy holiday 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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Florence
— 5 nights
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Pisa
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 6 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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for little chillier days in Venice, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Parma (Aline Bassani, Food Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

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Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:

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 9th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

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You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). Dedicate the 13th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

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You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 15:

Pisa

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, then admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, test your team's savvy at Brain In A Cage, then do a tasting at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole, and finally don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Siena online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Siena, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco), Perugia (Collegio del Cambio & Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti) and Decugnano dei Barbi (in Orvieto). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

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Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Siena in November, expect nights in Assisi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

Rome

— 6 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, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30: