16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ravenna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Cannaregio. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Ponte dei Sospiri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice online itinerary planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in April, things will get cooler in Venice: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero degli Ariani, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ravenna route builder website .

Drive from Venice to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Ravenna can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe
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Battistero degli Ariani ©
Battistero degli Ariani
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Damiano and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo della Porziuncola and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Venture out of the city with trips to Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Civita di Bagnoregio (in Civita di Bagnoregio). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, get a taste of the local shopping with B.A.T. Assisi, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata delle Marmore, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Assisi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Assisi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Orvieto, Rocca Paolina, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Piazza Navona. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Centrale Montemartini capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
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 Abbazia di San Galgano and Duomo di Pisa. Shop till you drop at Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) and Mundo Limousine. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Camposanto (in Pisa), Siena (Tabernacoli della Contrada della Civetta & Porta Romana) and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa, Abbazia di San Galgano, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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