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
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Verbania
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
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), take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice journey site.

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 when traveling from Riyadh to Venice is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get much colder in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Verbania.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Verbania

Verbania ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, then take in the waterfront at Cantiere Nautico Semprinia Srl, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Lungolago Stresa, step off the mainland to explore Sapori d'Italia, Lago Maggiore, then take in the waterfront at Lungolago, and finally explore the activities along Lago Maggiore.

Discover how to plan a Verbania trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verbania takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Verbania sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stresa, Lungolago, Isola Bella, Cantiere Nautico Semprinia Srl
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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Sapori d'Italia, Lago Maggiore ©
Sapori d'Italia, Lago Maggiore

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 1st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Verbania to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can 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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of 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 take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence vacation planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

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

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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough 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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