15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

15 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Verona
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Cairo

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, look for gifts at Officine Creative Roma, stop by Trastevere, and take a stroll through Via Condotti.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Rome due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in April, with highs in Rome at 24°C and lows at 11°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Castello Romitorio. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Castello di Verrazzano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm (in Radda in Chianti), Fattoria Casaloste (in Panzano in Chianti) and Basile Azienda Agricola Biologica (in Cinigiano). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, do a tasting at Poggio Rubino, and contemplate the long history of Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Montalcino, Greve in Chianti, Rocca di Montemassi, Borgo di Lucignano d’Arbia, Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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nights
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.
On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with King Rock arrampicata, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Verona online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Verona sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Mantua, Castello Scaligero
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Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi and Bragora. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

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Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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