17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Siena
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
5
Venice
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Verona
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
7
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Beijing

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.
Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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Beijing, China to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Beijing to Rome, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, view the masterpieces at Assisi Galleria 6C, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Assisi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

San Francesco, Arezzo
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Siena trip planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Fortezza di Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Step out of Florence to go to Santa Brigida and see Castello del Trebbio, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, look for gifts at M.G. Design, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

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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.
Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then shop like a local with Giudecca 795 Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice visit planner.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
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 9th (Fri): explore the activities along Lago di Garda, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally stroll through Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary website .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone, Lago di Garda
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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night
Rome

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome visit planning website .

Getting from Verona to Rome by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Campo de' Fiori ©
Campo de' Fiori

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