22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 5 nights
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Porto Venere
— 1 night
4
Sestri Levante
— 1 night
5
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
6
Orvieto
— 3 nights
7
Rome
— 5 nights

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Prato della Valle, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice trip maker tool.

Valletta, Malta to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in December; daily highs in Venice reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

3
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Food Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Basilica di San Lorenzo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. On the 22nd (Sat), learn about winemaking at De Gustibus and then stop by Portovenere.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto Venere trip builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Porto Venere in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sestri Levante.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Neighborhoods Wineries
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
De Gustibus ©
De Gustibus

1
night
Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante ©
Sestri Levante is a town and comune in Liguria, Italy. On the 23rd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio Di Nostra Signora Dell'Olivo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sestri Levante vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Porto Venere to Sestri Levante takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, Sestri Levante is little chillier than Porto Venere - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Sestri Levante

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese, Oratorio Di Nostra Signora Dell'Olivo
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Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

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. Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia di Fetovaia. Get a sense of the local culture at Casetta Drouot and Gulliver - Terre d'Autore. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Tombe, and look for gifts at Elba Nostrale.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portoferraio attractions planning website.

Getting from Sestri Levante to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, Portoferraio is a bit warmer than Sestri Levante - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orvieto.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Campo nell'Elba, Marciana Marina, Spiaggia Canata, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Fetovaia ©
Spiaggia di Fetovaia

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Visit Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Eremo delle Carceri for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like San Damiano and Duomo di Orvieto. Get out of town with these interesting Orvieto side-trips: Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria (in Montemerano), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Giovenale.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Orvieto travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Orvieto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Portoferraio in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orvieto, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Assisi, Villa Acquaviva - La Fattoria, Cascate del Mulino, Civita di Bagnoregio
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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