20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

20 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy Trip Planner
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Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Assisi
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Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orvieto
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Venice — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by Cannaregio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

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Perth, Australia to Venice is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In September, Venice is a bit warmer than Perth - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona — 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Piazza dei Signori and Basilica di Santa Anastasia will thrill your kids. Get a sense of the local culture at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani and Piazza Bra. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Palazzo Te (in Mantua), Grotte di Catullo (in Sirmione) and Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Natura Viva, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Loggia dei Lanzi and Basilica San Miniato al Monte will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Storico di Siena and Pitti Palace. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Torre del Mangia in Siena, approximately Siena away. Dedicate the 1st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip tool.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portoferraio.
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Portoferraio, Elba Island — 3 nights

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Della Biodola, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acquario dell'Elba, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and then look for gifts at Gelateria Zero Gradi.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. October in Portoferraio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Assisi.
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Assisi — 3 nights

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kids will enjoy San Damiano and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Do some cultural sightseeing at Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano and Rocca Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Cattedrale di San Venanzio, Duomo (in Fabriano), Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga) and Rocca Paolina (in Perugia). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Assisi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in October, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orvieto.
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Orvieto

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio, then do a tasting at Custodi Winery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orvieto vacation website.

You can drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

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 Forum of Augustus and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Zoomarine (in Torvaianica). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

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Drive from Orvieto to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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