11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Riyadh

2
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.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the next day, wander the streets of Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary maker website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Venice is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get cooler in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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 30th (Thu): listen to music at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Cappella dei Notai, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Verona route builder tool.

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan tour itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Verona to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 1st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to L’importuno di Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, then learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Assisi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome holiday maker app.

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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