22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

22 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Menaggio
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Verona
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Menaggio

Menaggio ©
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. 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 find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, 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 Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Villa Monastero, Riva Bianca Beach, Villa del Balbianello, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Menaggio
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Menaggio ©
Menaggio

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 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, maps, ratings, 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 catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Arena di Verona and Museo di Castelvecchio. Go for a jaunt from Verona to Castelnuovo del Garda to see Gardaland Park about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Punta della Dogana will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip builder website.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Boboli Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Dedicate the 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria delle Rose, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, 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
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Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rome vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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