13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

13 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey builder

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Fly
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Venice
— 4 nights
Shuttle
2
Padua
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Vicenza
— 1 night
Drive
4
Verona
— 1 night
Train
5
Bologna
— 1 night
Drive
6
Ravenna
— 1 night
Drive
7
Urbino
— 1 night
Drive
8
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Rome to Venice is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

Padua

— 2 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, admire the striking features of Casa Ezzelino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, and finally take in the architecture and design of Palazzo Bo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, contemplate the long history of Scoletta del Santo, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo della Camera di Commercio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia San Nicolo.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Padua travel planning app.

Take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vicenza.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Vicenza

— 1 night

City of Palladio

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of life in the country at A&A Alpaca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo, then make a trip to Piazza dei Signori, and finally snap pictures at Ponte degli Angeli.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Vicenza travel app.

Getting from Padua to Vicenza by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Vicenza are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Vicenza

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Verona

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then shop like a local with Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Verona attractions planner.

Drive from Vicenza to Verona in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vicenza in February since evenings lows in Verona dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

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 10th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bologna day trip app.

Traveling by train from Verona to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Ravenna

— 1 night

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at Archiepiscopal Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, make a trip to Loggetta Lombardesca, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ravenna online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Ravenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Ravenna, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Urbino.

Things to do in Ravenna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Urbino

— 1 night
Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Domenico, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Oratorio di San Giuseppe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Urbino trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Urbino takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Urbino

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

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Assisi vacation maker app.

Drive from Urbino to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Urbino in February, you will find days in Assisi are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13: