15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h
1
Verona
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: San Francisco

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. On the next day, get outside with King Rock arrampicata, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then make a trip to Piazza Bra, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Te.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Verona online trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Verona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect nights in Verona to be much warmer, around 84°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Palazzo Te
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Doge's Palace and Casa dei Tre Oci will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, view the masterpieces at Max Studio, and get a taste of the local shopping with Barovier & Toso.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Verona in March; daily highs in Venice reach 58°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and Soqquadro APS. Take a break from the city and head to Catacombe di San Callisto and Colle del Gianicolo. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip maker site .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Let the collections at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Siena) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Fri), shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally look for gifts at Enoteca Iemmallo.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan driving holiday website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

Similar Plans

17 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Northwest Italy, Galway & Dublin BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Northwest Italy & South of France BY A USER FROM ESTONIA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Northwest Italy & Central Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Northwest Italy & Anacapri BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Northwest Italy & City of San Marino BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, outdoors, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM BULGARIA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans