37 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

37 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey maker

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Venice
— 7 nights
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Modena
— 6 nights
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Verona
— 8 nights
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Milan
— 7 nights
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Turin
— 6 nights
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Venice

— 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Storico di Venezia and Scuola Grande di San Rocco are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scrovegni Chapel and Cannaregio. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Battistero del Duomo di Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more), Torronificio Scaldaferro - spaccio torrone (in Dolo) and Bologna (Ono Arte Contemporanea, Cattedrale di San Pietro, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take a stroll through Dorsoduro, and admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In November, Venice is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Modena.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trips

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Modena

— 6 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
For shopping fun, head to Mercato Albinelli or Consorzio Vacche Rosse. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Magnani-Rocca Foundation and Galleria Estense. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Modena: Acetaia Cavedoni (in Castelvetro di Modena), Reggio Emilia (Basilica di San Prospero, Piazza Fontanesi, &more) and Parma (Museo Casa natale Arturo Toscanini & Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata)). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Duomo - Museo Lapidario, get engrossed in the history at Abbazia di Nonantola - Museo Benedettino e Diocesano di Arte Sacra, and savor the flavors at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Modena vacation app.

You can drive from Venice to Modena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Modena

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:

Verona

— 8 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate chiesa di San Lorenzo - Verona and The Church of Sant'Eufemia. Explore hidden gems such as Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra and Giardino Giusti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Trento (Museo Diocesano Tridentino, Cattedrale di San Vigilio, &more), Mantua (Piazza Sordello, Castello San Giorgio, &more) and Brescia (Museo delle Armi Luigi Marzoli e Museo del Risorgimento, Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro, &more). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Fondazione Bisazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Corona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida-Verona, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Modena to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Verona sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 18:

Milan

— 7 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cripta di San Giovanni and Teatro Romano. Visit Certosa di Milano and Basilica dei Santi Apostoli e Nazzaro Maggiore for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Crespi Bonsai Parabiago (in Parabiago), Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles (in Saronno) and Como (Basilica di San Fedele & Broletto). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Branca, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Carmine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Babila, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Ancient Art.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 25:

Turin

— 6 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti and Chiesa di San Domenico. Step off the beaten path and head to Cascina Sot and Azienda Agricola Ca Neuva. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Museo della Magia (in Cherasco), Saint Secondo (in Cortazzone) and Museo della Scrittura Meccanica (in Bra). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo di Antichita, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Solferino, see the interesting displays at Museo Lavazza, and have fun and explore at Palazzo Barolo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Turin trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turin can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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