22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Como
— 1 night
2
Bellagio
— 2 nights
3
Verona
— 2 nights
4
Venice
— 3 nights
5
Florence
— 4 nights
6
Siena
— 2 nights
7
Assisi
— 2 nights
8
Rome
— 4 nights

1
night
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then take in the pleasant sights at Centro Storico. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, identify plant and animal life at I Falconieri del Feudo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi WWF del Bassone.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Como journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Como is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In October, Como is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Duomo di Milano
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo

2
nights
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Villa Carlotta and then tee off at Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellagio trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Bellagio takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bellagio can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Orrido di Bellano, Villa Carlotta, Castello di Vezio, Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
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Orrido di Bellano ©
Orrido di Bellano
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

2
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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.
On the 26th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, thenexamine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Verona sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago di Garda
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Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family ©
Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

3
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Venice are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Castello di Verrazzano, Crete Senesi, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, thensteep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Fattoria di Montemaggio, and then learn about winemaking at Castello di Monterinaldi.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Siena trip site.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

Radda in Chianti
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Castello di Monterinaldi ©
Castello di Monterinaldi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Vineria del Carmine, thenidentify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Assisi travel route planning website.

Drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Siena in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Assisi: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, Vineria del Carmine
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Vineria del Carmine ©
Vineria del Carmine
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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