46 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

46 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
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Milan
— 6 nights
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Verona
— 5 nights
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Venice
— 6 nights
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Bologna
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Pisa
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 7 nights
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Milan

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano), Turin (Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama) & Museo Egizio) and Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles (in Saronno). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation builder site.

Memphis, USA to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:

Verona

— 5 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scuola Sci Asiago (in Asiago) and Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua). There's still lots to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, snap pictures at Ponte Pietra, and don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Verona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Venice

— 6 nights

City of Romance

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online road trip planner.

Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Venice sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:

Bologna

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Consorzio Vacche Rosse (in Reggio Emilia), Ravenna (Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica San Vitale, &more) and Maranello (I Love Maranello & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna trip maker website.

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bologna are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Florence

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pisa side-trips: Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato), Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola (in Riomaggiore) and Terre del Marchesato (in Bolgheri). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, squeeze the most out of the city with Italy Shore Drivers, examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Siena

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arezzo (San Francesco, Arezzo & Santa Maria della Pieve) and Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Assisi

— 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia), Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna) and Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti (in Perugia). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

Plan a trip to Assisi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

Rome

— 7 nights

Eternal City

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 St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planner.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in February, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 6: