14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 3 nights
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Venice
— 3 nights
4
Verona
— 2 nights
5
Milan
— 2 nights

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rome due to the time zone difference. In December, Rome is cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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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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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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, thensee the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra and then find something for the whole family at Gardaland Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Verona travel planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Verona are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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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 1st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, thensee La Casa Maledetta, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Milan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

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