31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

31 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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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

Venice ©
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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice online visit planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Venice. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 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

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Verona

Verona ©
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). The adventure continues: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Cappella dei Notai, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Parma
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Food Tours
Caseificio San Pier Damiani ©
Caseificio San Pier Damiani

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Milan

Milan ©
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.

Plan trip to Milan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Florence

Florence ©
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, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. 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

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Pisa

Pisa ©
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): admire the striking features 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 train; or take a bus. 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 take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trips

Lucca, Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole, Brain In A Cage
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Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole ©
Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Brain In A Cage ©
Brain In A Cage

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Siena

Siena ©
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: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Siena trip maker website.

You can take a train from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Venture out of the city with trips to Decugnano dei Barbi (in Orvieto), Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti (in Perugia) and Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco). 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, admire the masterpieces at Collegio del Cambio, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Assisi online tour itinerary planner.

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

Side Trips

Perugia, Decugnano dei Barbi, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Decugnano dei Barbi ©
Decugnano dei Barbi

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Rome

Rome ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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