21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 4 nights
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Isola Del Giglio
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h
6
Assisi
— 3 nights
7
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Oasi di Sant'Alessio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: laugh and play at Acquaworld.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Milan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in July since evenings lows in Milan dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Theme Parks Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Basilica San Michele Maggiore, Acquaworld, Oasi di Sant'Alessio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Acquaworld ©
Acquaworld
Basilica San Michele Maggiore ©
Basilica San Michele Maggiore

4
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.
San Giorgio Maggiore and St. Mark's Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Canal Grande and Bibione Spiaggia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Bahia del Sole (in Sottomarina), Laguna di Bibione (in Bibione) and Bagno Tamerici Dog (in Rosolina). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder app .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bibione, Bahia del Sole, Bagno Tamerici Dog
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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 Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Uffizi Galleries. Get outdoors at Castello di Verrazzano and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Castello di Verrazzano, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
nights
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. Visit Spiaggia delle Tombe and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino and Spiaggia di Cavoli. Go for a jaunt from Portoferraio to Seccheto to see Seccheto Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Padulella Beach.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Padulella Beach ©
Padulella Beach
Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino ©
Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino

3
nights
Isola Del Giglio

Isola Del Giglio ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cala dello Smeraldo and La Playa del Carma. Relax by the water at Spiaggia Campese and Bagno Amaranto.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Isola Del Giglio trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Isola Del Giglio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Portoferraio in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Isola Del Giglio: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Chiesa dei Santi Lorenzo e Mamiliano ©

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, then wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Fonti del Clitunno.

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

Getting from Isola Del Giglio to Assisi by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, Piazza del Duomo, Vieille Ville, Le Fonti del Clitunno
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Basilica of Saint Ubaldo ©
Basilica of Saint Ubaldo
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 19th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pantheon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Break. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and then kick back and relax at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Point Break, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

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