22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Florence
— 8 nights
2
Pisa
— 1 day
3
Milan
— 10 nights
4
Venice
— 2 nights

8
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli . Head to Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) and MIO Store - Firenzefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Azienda Agricola La Lastra, Cappelleria Bertacchi, &more), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Florence is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Florence, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Florence is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, thendon't miss a visit to Borgo Stretto, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of San Frediano.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pisa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Basilica of San Frediano
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Palazzo Blu ©
Palazzo Blu
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano

10
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.
Do your shopping at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Rinascente Milano. You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca di Brera and Le Ceramiche di Vezio. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Varenna (Villa Monastero & Chiesa di San Giorgio) and Castello di Vezio (in Vezio). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milan online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pisa in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellagio, Tremezzina, Varenna, Greenway del Lago di Como, Menaggio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Greenway del Lago di Como ©
Greenway del Lago di Como
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, thenstop by Paper Owl, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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