17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Pisa
Drive
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Milan
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Ravenna
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome online attractions planner.

Manchester, UK to Rome is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Rome reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

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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.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Wine Tours & Tastings, Piazza del Campo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappelle Medicee.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Florence. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

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Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pisa journey builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

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Milan

— 4 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 Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona, &more) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planning tool.

Getting from Pisa to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ravenna.

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Ravenna

— 1 night

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale.

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Traveling by car from Milan to Ravenna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Ravenna sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Ravenna

Tours · Historic Sites

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Venice

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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