16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 2 nights
Train
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Turin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Bologna
— 3 nights

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Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Turin

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Turin is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin trip website.

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in November: highs in Turin hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

Genoa

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally take in the waterfront at Old Port.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip planner.

Drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Turin in November, with highs in Genoa at 19°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Pisa

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucca (Piazza Anfiteatro, Le mura di Lucca, &more). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pisa road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Genoa in November since evenings lows in Pisa dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Florence sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Bologna

— 3 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Ravenna (Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica San Vitale, &more) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in November, plan for slightly colder days in Bologna, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20: