16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Venice
— 1 night
Train
3
Ravenna
— 7 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Fiumicino
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Chihuahua

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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally make a trip to Roman Forum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

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

Chihuahua, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chihuahua to Rome is 8 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ravenna.
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Ravenna — 7 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to International Museum of Ceramics (in Faenza), Trepponti (in Comacchio) and Ferrara (Palazzo Turchi di Bagno, Palazzo Prosperi-Sacrati, &more). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Parco Naturale di Cervia. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Vitale, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe, examine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ravenna trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Ravenna sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 10th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ravenna to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Fiumicino.
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Fiumicino

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): test the waters at QC Terme - Roma and then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fiumicino sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Fiumicino by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Fiumicino are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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