14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
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Milan
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Vimercate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Parma
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
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Bologna
— 1 day
train:  30​min
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Ferrara
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Padua
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Sirmione
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Bergamo
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
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Milan
— Few hours
End: Milan

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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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vimercate.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesa di S. Barbara
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Vimercate

Vimercate ©
Vimercate is a city and comune in the province of Monza and Brianza, Lombardy, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo del Ciclismo - Madonna del Ghisallo, make a trip to Santuario Del Ghisallo, and then don't miss a visit to Centrale idroelettrica Alessandro Taccani. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo e Tesoro del Duomo di Monza, get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, and then head outdoors with Sentiero Spirito del Bosco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vimercate trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Vimercate takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Vimercate are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Parma.

Things to do in Vimercate

Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Magreglio, Centrale idroelettrica Alessandro Taccani, Sentiero Spirito del Bosco, Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, Museo e Tesoro del Duomo di Monza
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Sentiero Spirito del Bosco ©
Sentiero Spirito del Bosco
Museo e Tesoro del Duomo di Monza ©
Museo e Tesoro del Duomo di Monza
Santuario Del Ghisallo ©
Santuario Del Ghisallo

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Parma

Parma ©
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon, step into the grandiose world of Il Castello dei Burattini - Museo Giordano Ferrari, stop by Cioccolato Banchini, then admire the striking features of Casa della Musica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Parma day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vimercate to Parma takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Bologna.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Monastero di San Giovanni Evangelista ©
Casa della Musica ©
Casa della Musica

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 17th (Mon), examine the collection at La Macchina del Tempo, then partake in some friendly competition at Secret Zone, then get outside with Giardini Margherita, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Francesco.

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

Take a bus from Parma to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Bologna are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Ferrara.

Things to do in Bologna

Outdoors Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Secret Zone ©
Secret Zone
La Macchina del Tempo ©
La Macchina del Tempo
Basilica San Francesco ©
Basilica San Francesco

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Ferrara

Ferrara
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ferrara trip planning site .

Ferrara is very close to Bologna. In June, daily temperatures in Ferrara can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Padua on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Ferrara

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Piazza dei Signori, stop by Ca' de' Corti, then tee off at Golf della Montecchia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero del Duomo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Padua road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ferrara to Padua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Ferrara in June, plan for little chillier days in Padua, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ca' de' Corti, Golf della Montecchia
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Golf della Montecchia ©
Golf della Montecchia
Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori
Ca' de' Corti ©
Ca' de' Corti

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Val di Sogno. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Casa Depero (in Rovereto) and Lavarone (Lago di Lavarone & Parco Palu). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Padua to Verona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Padua in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Verona, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Verona

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lavarone, Casa Depero, Val di Sogno, Climbing Tours
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Climbing Tours
Parco Palu ©
Parco Palu
Lago di Lavarone ©
Lago di Lavarone

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Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). On the 22nd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Bottega d'Arte Benaco, go for a walk through Lungolago di Garda, then do a tasting at Villa Calicantus, and finally contemplate the long history of Il Santuario di Montecastello. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Rocca di Solferino, don't miss a visit to Duomo Santa Maria Annunziata, and then stroll through Parco delle Fucine.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sirmione online tour itinerary planner .

Sirmione is just a stone's throw from Verona. In June, daytime highs in Sirmione are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bergamo.

Things to do in Sirmione

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Il Santuario di Montecastello, Bottega d'Arte Benaco, Lungolago di Garda, Villa Calicantus, Duomo Santa Maria Annunziata
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Parco delle Fucine ©
Parco delle Fucine
Villa Calicantus ©
Villa Calicantus
Il Santuario di Montecastello ©
Il Santuario di Montecastello

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Bergamo

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere and Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde. Explore Bergamo's surroundings by going to Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia (in Piuro), Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona (in Colico) and Villa Monastero (in Varenna). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, head outdoors with Resort Monte Poieto, get to know the fascinating history of Gavia Pass, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Beata Vergine di Tirano.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bergamo journey maker app .

Drive from Sirmione to Bergamo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Bergamo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bergamo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tirano, Parrocchia SS. Pietro e Paolo, Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, Cascate dell'Acqua Fraggia, Gavia Pass
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Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde ©
Fattoria Didattica Sempreverde
Gavia Pass ©
Gavia Pass
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

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Milan

Milan ©
To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner .

Getting from Bergamo to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parrocchia S. Desiderio
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Parrocchia S. Desiderio ©
Parrocchia S. Desiderio

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