15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Verona
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark

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 8th (Wed): wander the streets of Brera District, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Ducale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Pavia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Milan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Milan due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Certosa di Pavia, Piazza Ducale
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia
Piazza Ducale ©
Piazza Ducale

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Scrovegni Chapel and Ponte dei Sospiri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo & Battistero del Duomo). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Frari.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in November, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelvecchio Museum. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Fermo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate the long history of Arche Scaligere, then take in the views from Ponte Pietra, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Verona itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Verona sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Baptistery of St. John and Loggia dei Lanzi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence travel planner.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in November, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Roman Temple of Minerva (Museo e Foro Romano), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, and finally contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi travel planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, expect nights in Assisi to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza Navona and St. Peter's Basilica. Visiting Riva di Polline and Passeggiata di Gianicolo will get you outdoors. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Faggeta del Monte Cimino in Soriano nel Cimino, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Assisi in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Riva di Polline, Faggeta del Monte Cimino, St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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