8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy itinerary planner

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Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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La Spezia
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train
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Genoa
— 1 night
Drive

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Milan

— 2 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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan tour builder.

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. November in Milan sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Venice

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Venice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

Plan trip to Florence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

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Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pisa trip maker website.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll set off for La Spezia on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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La Spezia

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie, stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then admire all the interesting features of Ponte Thaon di Revel.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read La Spezia day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pisa to La Spezia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in La Spezia, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Cinque Terre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Spas · Shopping
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Genoa

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Before you visit Genoa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Genoa in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in November, Genoa is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Genoa

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