9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Bologna
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Pisa
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Genoa
— 1 night
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Milan
— 3 nights
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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 30th (Sat): wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice tour itinerary planning app.

Munich, Germany to Venice is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Munich in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
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Getting from Venice to Bologna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Mus.e Firenze Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, contemplate the long history of Piazza San Giovanni, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bologna in November: highs in Florence hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

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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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa tour builder website.

Getting from Florence to Pisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will leave for Genoa on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Pisa

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, stop by Boccadasse, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Pisa to Genoa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Milan

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Cattedrale di Parma. Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Museo del Santuario (in Corbetta) and Presepi di Ponte San Pietro (in Ponte San Pietro). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, admire the masterpieces at Museo San Fedele, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Milan planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, Milan is a bit cooler than Genoa - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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