9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rome
— 1 night
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
4
Milan
— 1 night
Train
5
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel planner.

Antalya, Turkey to Rome is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Antalya to Rome is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Antalya in November, you will find days in Rome are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Florence vacation planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 4th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Cinque Terre Wellness, then stop by Art in Banchi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Di San Pietro.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:

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 5th (Sun): get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip builder site.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cinque Terre in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Comunale, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Bologna sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning app.

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Province of Florence travel guide

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Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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