11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Orvieto and Cascata delle Marmore. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker app .

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rome is 6 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore, St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Assisi road trip site .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

1
night
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 16th (Wed), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Assisi to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Assisi in June, you will find days in Portoferraio are a bit cooler (77°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico and then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence trip maker website .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in June, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Sant’Antonio and Castello Estense. Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice travel app .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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