15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Moscow

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cannaregio and Scrovegni Chapel. Explore hidden gems such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Moscow, Russia to Venice is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. In September, Venice is somewhat warmer than Moscow - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Verona itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Baptistery of St. John and Pitti Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Centro Storico. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip planner .

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of San Gimignano 1300, then steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip site .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

San Gimignano
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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Francesco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Assisi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Assisi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Basilica di San Francesco
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San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vatican Museums and Chiesa di San Sebastiano al Palatino. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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