22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Menaggio
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Menaggio
— 1 night
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Milan
— 1 night
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Menaggio

— 1 night
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. The Roman conquest culminated with the construction of a road called the Via Regina.Menaggio was a walled city. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a stroll through Menaggio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla, and then take a tour by water with Turati Centro Nautico Lario. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riva Bianca Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Menaggio route builder website.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Menaggio is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Reykjavik to Menaggio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in June: highs in Menaggio hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Menaggio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Milan

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Getting from Menaggio to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

Verona

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gardaland Park and Piazza delle Erbe. Next up on the itinerary: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get outside with King Rock arrampicata, and don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Venice

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Piazza San Marco will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice journey planner.

Drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Piazzale Michelangelo make great kid-friendly stops. Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence vacation maker tool.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll around Mount Subasio, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, view the masterpieces at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Rose. Mostra Maria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Assisi online day trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Pantheon. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, visit Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome vacation planning app.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.