17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Milan
— 1 night
3
Turin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Florence
— 3 nights
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa d'Este and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and browse the exhibits of Welcome to Rome.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome route maker .

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rome is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Rome at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
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 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mura Venete, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Colleoni, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanone o Torre Civica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bergamo, Santuario di Caravaggio - Santa Maria del Fronte
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Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Museo del Novecento ©
Museo del Novecento

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Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello e Parco di Masino, then see the interesting displays at Il Bucintoro dei Savoia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Carignano.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Milan in May: highs in Turin hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello e Parco di Masino, Il Bucintoro dei Savoia
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Castello e Parco di Masino ©
Castello e Parco di Masino
Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti ©

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): make a trip to Park of Villa Reale, steep yourself in history at Villa Torrigiani, and then explore the galleries of Puccini Museum - Casa Natale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, then admire the landmark architecture of Museo delle Sinopie, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turin to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pisa, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capannori, Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Battistero ©
Battistero
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

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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 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo di Montesiepi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Gimignano 1300, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday tool .

Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiusdino, Duomo San Donato, San Gimignano 1300
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Castello Estense. Step out of Venice to go to Verona and see Museo di Castelvecchio, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Museo di Castelvecchio
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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