11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Como
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Cairo, Egypt to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo to Milan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Como

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, explore the world behind art at Villa Carlotta, and then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Valle.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Como route planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Como takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Como, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Como

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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 14th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Venice sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Pisa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Pisa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 19th (Fri), make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planning app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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