A 10-Day Itinerary of Northern Italy

Florence to Venice with Milan and More

Are you trying to plan a fantastic trip around Northern Italy? If you're not sure where to start, where to go, how much it will cost, or how much time you need, then we've got the answers. This route will let you experience the museums, delicious food, beautiful locations, and couples of the region. This itinerary can be used as a guide and an outline for your next trip, because here you'll find all of the information you need to put together an amazing 10-day trip.

While visiting Northern Italy, you'll find beautiful lakes, gorgeous countryside, quaint towns, and delicious Italian food. We've put together plenty of specific plans below, starting with with the many reasons why you should visit this amazing region. We then cover estimated costs, where to stay, the route, and things to see and do along the way.

This itinerary will take you through the following destinations:

  1. Florence (2 days)
  2. Pisa (1 day)
  3. Milan (2 days)
  4. Como (2 days)
  5. Verona (1 day)
  6. Venice (2 days)


The Cathedral and Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Itinerary Highlights
  • Great for couples
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Museums
  • Big City Activities
  • Beautiful Locations
  • Small Town Charm

Don't rush past the excellent museums along this route - set aside some time to explore and appreciate them. The museums of Milan, Pisa, and Florence are particularly good.

Northern Italy is known for its large cities full of sights, attractions, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, and more. By taking some time to explore some of the larger cities, you'll not only have a fun trip, but you'll get a chance to experience the unique culture and vibrant city attractions. With plenty of big city activities, Milan shouldn't be missed.

One of the primary attractions in Northern Italy is its jaw-dropping scenery, drawing visitors from far and wide. Make sure to pack your camera because seeing it in person is better than you've heard. You don't want to miss Florence, Pisa, and Milan for the beautiful scenery.

Ensure you include visits to the region's delightful small towns in your plans. They present a fantastic chance to connect with and experience the local culture.


Verona, Italy

When is the best time to visit?

You can easily dive into the vibrant energy of summer in Northern Italy, a season that attracts plenty of visitors. While crowds are part of the deal, the flip side is that all attractions and amenities will be at your fingertips, making it an ideal time to explore.

Autumn is quite nice in the area. The weather is a little cooler, the natural scenery is stunning, and the tourist crowds are usually gone by this time of year.

Who is this itinerary for?

Northern Italy isn't just a fun destination, it's also a haven for couples seeking a romantic getaway. If you and your loved one are on this adventure together, you're in for a special treat. For romantic charm, Florence, Como, and Milan especially should not be missed.

Looking for a perfect family-friendly destination? Look no further than Northern Italy, where a multitude of kid-friendly activities awaits to make your trip an absolute delight. In the various sections below, we'll discuss this even more. For example, families love all of the activities in Como and Venice.

If you're watching your wallet or embarking on a backpacking escapade, the area has got you covered with a range of budget-friendly options. From economical hostels and budget hotels to free activities, affordable eats, and a vibrant social atmosphere, your trip is set to be fantastic without breaking the bank. For example, the range of hostels and low-cost activities in Milan, Florence, and Pisa tend to favor budget travelers.


Milan, Italy

Transportation

It's fairly easy to get between these destinations in Northern Italy, as most of these places are an average of 4 hours apart.

We've planned this as a one-way journey from Florence to Venice because it covers a lot of distance and the transportation options are good in both places. However, you could always loop back to the beginning if it's easier. Also, you can do this route in the opposite direction if you find better tickets into Venice instead of Florence. To get to Florence, you can see flight prices and schedules here.

Traveling by train through Northern Italy is not only easy, but also affordable and efficient. While trains connect major cities very quickly, getting to smaller destinations can sometimes take a little more time. Some smaller towns may even require connecting to local buses. But generally, it's easy to get around if you stick to the main routes, and you'll be able to sit back and admire the views out the window. Check out the ticket prices and schedules ahead of time, too.

A great way to get around with this itinerary is by car. If you don't bring your own, you'll definitely want to rent a car to get from place to place. This will give you the most freedom and flexibility on your trip through Northern Italy, as you'll be able to set your own schedule and stop when you want.

In the broader context, buses prove to be an excellent mode of transportation in the area because of their affordability, quick service, and ease of use. For those on a tight budget without a car, check out the prices and make your own judgement. You'll see that buses are a great option.

Is 10 days enough time in Northern Italy?

Yes, 10 days provides a comfortable window to explore the major attractions in Northern Italy. Our meticulously planned itinerary ensures you can absorb the essence of each destination, creating a trip that's not only enjoyable but also leisurely. If you find yourself yearning for more local flavor, extending your stay or dedicating extra time to specific areas is an option. With an array of day trip possibilities, flexibility is key. Conversely, for those with time constraints, consider adjusting this proposed itinerary for a condensed yet fulfilling experience. While cutting out a few stops is feasible, we recommend aiming for around 10 days to truly savor everything.


Como, Italy

How much does a 10-day trip to Northern Italy cost?

The estimated budget breakdown for this 10-day trip through Northern Italy is shown below. This budget is based on our daily average travel costs which come from the spending habits of actual travelers along with cost data from major companies. The daily average costs are per person and do not include the transportation between destinations. These estimated costs are meant to be a guide. You can stay close to thse costs by staying at mid-level hotels, eating at normal restaurants, and paying for some of the main attractions in each location. It's possible to stay on a cheaper budget if you stay in hostels or budget hotels and eat at less expensive restaurants. It's also very easy to go over this budget by staying at high-end luxury hotels, eating at fancy restaurants, and taking private tours.


 City Daily Average Days Total
Florence $167 2 $335
Pisa $130 1 $130
Milan $181 2 $362
Como $233 2 $466
Verona $183 1 $183
Venice $248 2 $497
Total per Person $1,971
for 2 People $3,943

From these calculations, the estimated cost for this 10-day itinerary of Northern Italy costs $1,971 per person. This does not include the transportation between destinations, as that cost will vary depending on your chosen option.

Accommodation Costs

Trying to figure out how much you'll pay for hotels on this trip? Below is the expected cost for accommodations for this trip through Northern Italy based on calculated averages.

Hotel Prices

For your accommodation costs, the average hotel room price for each destination is shown below. This hotel cost data is calculated from the prices of hotels provided by Kayak, and do not include taxes and fees. The average prices represent typical mid-range hotel rooms, but it's always possible to spend more or less than this average if you stay in budget-friendly or high-end luxury hotels, respectively. Also, during peak travel season, these prices will usually be higher.


 City Average Hotel Room Price Days Total
Florence $118 2 $236
Pisa $73 1 $73
Milan $104 2 $208
Como $175 2 $350
Verona $111 1 $111
Venice $135 2 $270
Total Expected Hotel Cost $1,248
Hostel Prices

If you're on the lookout for budget-friendly options during your journey, hostels are a terrific option catering to younger or solo travelers. The prices listed below detail the average expenditure for a dorm bed in a hostel at each destination. While privacy may take a backseat in a hostel dorm, the vibrant atmosphere often transforms these shared spaces into social hubs, creating wonderful chances to meet up with fellow travelers. It's important to note that many hostels also offer private rooms at a slightly higher cost than dorms, with additional benefits like kitchens, social activities, and prime locations. These average prices are calculated from available hostel data from HostelWorld.


 City Average Hostel Dorm Price (per person)
Florence $30
Pisa $26
Milan $29
Verona $31
Venice $33

Northern Italy Itinerary

1. Florence

Photo of Florence

2 Days

Florence is the capital of Italy's famous Tuscany region. It's a city filled with some of the world's most famous and beautiful art and architecture. There are many iconic sights including the famous Duomo, the Uffizi Gallery, and the The Galleria dell'Accademia where you'll find Michelangelo's David. The city is also filled with cafes and shops where you can buy fine Italian items or souvenir knockoffs.

Many travelers come to Florence because it has museums, nightlife, delicious food, and beautiful locations. It's also a great place for couples, families, and backpackers due to all of the activities.

With plenty of landmarks, attractions, and museums, Florence has many famous sights for visitors. You'll want to make a plan of how to see everything on your list. Set aside at least enough time to see the highlights.

Florence has long been recognized as a culinary destination with great restaurants.

Florence has one of the best historic old towns in the country, so you should absolutely spend some time exploring the streets and shops.

What to See in Florence
The Florence Duomo
Great for families
€30
The Ponte Vecchio
Around 1 hour
Free
Piazza della Signoria
Great for budget travelers
Free
Galleria dell'Accademia
Great for couples
€20
Uffizi Gallery
Great for couples
€25
Museo Galileo
Great for families
€13

How to Spend 2 Days in Florence

Day 1:

When visiting Florence, you absolutely can't miss the Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) as it's one of the most famous places in the world. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to fully experience it.

The culinary scene in Florence is world famous, and draws visitors from around the globe. Make sure you spend time enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner at some of this city's best restaurants. And consider a food tour, too. Many are either a half day or just a few hours, so you can fit one into your schedule easily. Once you've worked up an appetite exploring museums and churches, you'll find many amazing local restaurants around town. Local dishes incorporate a lot of hearty vegetables and meats. Famous dishes include a Florentine steak dish, rabbit, and a bean bed and cabbage soup.

Florence is a walkable city and easy to explore on foot. With only a day in the city, you'll have no trouble seeing the local sights. Most people explore the city on foot.

Day 2:

Florence is home to renowned museums and iconic landmarks, so dive into the city's famous attractions. The city's historical sites rank among the most awe-inspiring globally. Because of it's important role in the Renaissance, the city has many world-renowned museums that you can visit. Famous sights and landmarks include the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, and the Academy Gallery.

Florence is known to be such a beautiful destination, so just exploring and taking it all in should be one of the top things to do on your list. The city's beautiful architecture and impressive gardens make it among the most beautiful cities in the world.

The public transit in Florence is fast and efficient. Over the course of a few days, you should be able to explore the city quite easily and affordably. There is a comprehensive bus system.

More Activities

In Florence, a wide array of activities, attractions, tours, and things to do awaits. Check out some of the best options, compare prices, and make advance bookings to make the most of your time in the area.


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$82
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$114

For more ideas to help you plan your time in Florence, see Cheap Uffizi Skip-the-Line Tickets and Tours in Florence, The Best Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tours in Florence, The Best Walking Tours in Florence, and The Best Cooking Tours in Florence.


Florence Costs
Daily Average Travel Cost Per Person
$167

Calculated from the travel expenses of previous visitors, the average daily travel cost in Florence is $167 per person. Your individual expenses can stay close to this amount if you stay in a mid-range hotel and eat at normal restaurants. Below is a typical price breakdown of what you might expect to spend each day, per person, if you travel on a lower budget, mid-range budget, or luxury budget on your trip. For more details, see the travel costs for Florence here.


Category Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Local Transportation1 $10 $24 $47
Food2 $16 $39 $95
Entertainment1 $12 $33 $93
Alcohol2 $8 $20 $43
Accommodation

Hotels
Average Hotel Price
$118

The average hotel room price in Florence is $118 based on the average from 1623 hotels provided by Kayak. For more details, you can see our analysis of hotel costs in Florence here.


Suggested Hotels
Via Fiume 5, Florence
Overall Rating 9.5
Via dei Servi 110, Florence
Overall Rating 9.5

Hostels
Average Hostel Price Dorm Bed
$30

If you're traveling on a backpacker's budget, hostels are a great way to save some money and meet other travelers, too. In Florence, the average price for a bed in a dorm at a hostel is $30. For more information on hostels, you can see our overview of hostel costs in Florence here.


Transportation

If you have a car for this trip, here are driving directions from Florence to Pisa.

Trains are a great way to get from Florence to Pisa, and you can see the train schedules and prices here.

Taking a bus from Florence to Pisa is an economical way to travel. Prices usually vary by date, so check out the bus schedules and costs here.



2. Pisa

1 Day

Pisa is a world-famous city that's located in the region of Tuscany. While most people will recognize its famous Leaning Tower, the city itself has many beautiful buildings and a wonderful atmosphere. There are lively squares, a beautiful cathedral, and world class restaurants. The city is also home to a world renowned university.

Many travelers come to Pisa because it has beaches, nightlife, delicious food, and beautiful locations. It's also a great place for families and backpackers due to all of the activities.

What to See in Pisa
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
€7
Camposanto Monumentale
Around 1 hour
€7
Pisa Cathedral
Great for couples
€7
The Baptistery of Pisa
Great for couples
€7
Camminamento delle Mura di Pisa
€6.50
Borgo Stretto
Around 2 hours
Free

How to Spend 1 Day in Pisa

When visiting Pisa, you absolutely can't miss the Leaning Tower of Pisa as it's one of the most famous places in the world. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to fully experience it.

The restaurant and food scene here is top notch, so make sure you spend time at one of the local restaurants where you can taste the delicious cuisine. The local cuisine is heavily influenced by the city's maritime roots. You'll find many seafood dishes as well as local classic recipes that have been passed down through the generations. A quintessential local dish is Bordatino alla Pisana, which is made with beans, cabbage, and cornflour. Also popular are Pasta e Ceci (chickpea pasta), Palette (a local polenta), and Trippa alla Pisana.

Pisa is a walkable city and easy to explore on foot. With only a day in the city, you'll have no trouble seeing the local sights. The city is a great place to explore on foot.

More Activities

In Pisa, a wide array of activities, attractions, tours, and things to do awaits. Check out some of the best options, compare prices, and make advance bookings to make the most of your time in the area.


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$43
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$54

For more ideas to help you plan your time in Pisa, see The Best Cheap Airport Transfers in Pisa, The Best Wine Tours around Pisa, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Camposanto Monumentale.


Pisa Costs
Daily Average Travel Cost Per Person
$130

Calculated from the travel expenses of previous visitors, the average daily travel cost in Pisa is $130 per person. Your individual expenses can stay close to this amount if you stay in a mid-range hotel and eat at normal restaurants. Below is a typical price breakdown of what you might expect to spend each day, per person, if you travel on a lower budget, mid-range budget, or luxury budget on your trip. For more details, see the travel costs for Pisa here.


Category Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Local Transportation1 $12 $12 $12
Food2 $20 $54 $151
Entertainment1 $8 $21 $55
Accommodation

Hotels
Average Hotel Price
$73

The average hotel room price in Pisa is $73 based on the average from 229 hotels provided by Kayak. For more details, you can see our analysis of hotel costs in Pisa here.


Suggested Hotels
Via Bonanno Pisano 62, Pisa
Overall Rating 8.6
Via Filippo Mazzei, 2, Pisa
Overall Rating 8.5

Hostels
Average Hostel Price Dorm Bed
$26

If you're traveling on a backpacker's budget, hostels are a great way to save some money and meet other travelers, too. In Pisa, the average price for a bed in a dorm at a hostel is $26. For more information on hostels, you can see our overview of hostel costs in Pisa here.


Transportation

If you have a car for this trip, here are driving directions from Pisa to Milan.

Trains are a great way to get from Pisa to Milan, and you can see the train schedules and prices here.

Taking a bus from Pisa to Milan is an economical way to travel. Prices usually vary by date, so check out the bus schedules and costs here.



3. Milan

Photo of Milan

2 Days

Milan is the fashion and design capital of Italy. It has many glamourous shops as well as beautiful art and architecture. The city is also a financial hub for the country. While its often skipped over by tourists for other more popular Italian cities, those who visit will be rewarded with many great experiences.

Many travelers come to Milan because it has big city activities, nightlife, delicious food, and beautiful locations. It's also a great place for families and backpackers due to all of the activities.

Milan has long been recognized as a culinary destination with great restaurants.

This is one of the most popular destinations in the world for nightlife. It's considered by many to be a fun party-oriented city, and is a destination that you simply have to visit at least once to experience.

The music scene here is popular and famous around the world. Make sure to take some time to see a show.

Milan has one of the best historic old towns in the country, so you should absolutely spend some time exploring the streets and shops.

Since Milan is one of the premier shopping cities in the world, make sure you spend some time perusing the local shops.

What to See in Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Free
Milan Cathedral
Around 2 hours
€16
La Scala Opera House (Teatro alla Scala)
€30
The Last Supper (Cenacolo Vinciano)
€17
Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology
€10
The Crypt of San Sepolcro
€9.50

How to Spend 2 Days in Milan

Day 1:

The charming atmosphere and history of the old town area is worth exploring, so spend the day learning about the history and culture of the area. Known as the Centro Storic, this area is the most popular with tourists. It's where you'll find the most historic buildings and beautiful sights in the city.

The delicious food of Milan is one of the main highlights of a trip to the region. Dining out is one of the highlights of a trip. Make sure you take the time to taste as much of it as possible during breakfast, lunch, and dinner at some of this city's best restaurants. And consider a food tour or cooking class. You can easily fit one into your schedule since many are just a few hours or half a day. The city has a mix of traditional dishes combined with modernized, trendy restaurants. You can try a new dish by a groundbreaking chef, or sample a long running favorite like risotto alla Milanese.

Milan is a very walkable city. With only a day in the city, you'll have no trouble exploring the local sights. In particular, the city center is walkable.

Day 2:

Given that Milan is a large and popular city, give yourself a full day to uncover the diverse neighborhoods, captivating attractions, and engaging activities scattered throughout the area. Be sure to include visits to some of the city's premier landmarks and quintessential neighborhoods, too. The city is known as the financial, fashion, and (arguably) cultural capital of Italy.

This city is very popular for nightlife. After the sun goes down, head out to one of the many popular venues around town. The city has a huge number of students and young professionals, which make it a fun place with an active nightlife. There are cocktail bars, trendy clubs, and relaxed pubs that you can chose from.

Public transit in Milan is easy and efficient. In just a few days, you should be able to get around the city quite easily. Options include metro, bus, tram, and train lines.

More Activities

In Milan, a wide array of activities, attractions, tours, and things to do awaits. Check out some of the best options, compare prices, and make advance bookings to make the most of your time in the area.


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$86

For more ideas to help you plan your time in Milan, see The Best Cheap Airport Transfers in Milan, The Best Cheap Walking Tours in Milan, The Best Milan Duomo Tours, and The Best Wine Tours in Milan.


Milan Costs
Daily Average Travel Cost Per Person
$181

Calculated from the travel expenses of previous visitors, the average daily travel cost in Milan is $181 per person. Your individual expenses can stay close to this amount if you stay in a mid-range hotel and eat at normal restaurants. Below is a typical price breakdown of what you might expect to spend each day, per person, if you travel on a lower budget, mid-range budget, or luxury budget on your trip. For more details, see the travel costs for Milan here.


Category Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Local Transportation1 $13 $38 $121
Food2 $18 $42 $87
Entertainment1 $13 $34 $82
Alcohol2 $11 $26 $62
Accommodation

Hotels
Average Hotel Price
$104

The average hotel room price in Milan is $104 based on the average from 1159 hotels provided by Kayak. For more details, you can see our analysis of hotel costs in Milan here.


Suggested Hotels
Via Santa Radegonda 14, Milan
Overall Rating 9.4
Via Silvio Pellico 4, Milan
Overall Rating 9.3

Hostels
Average Hostel Price Dorm Bed
$29

If you're traveling on a backpacker's budget, hostels are a great way to save some money and meet other travelers, too. In Milan, the average price for a bed in a dorm at a hostel is $29. For more information on hostels, you can see our overview of hostel costs in Milan here.


Transportation

If you have a car for this trip, here are driving directions from Milan to Como.

Trains are a great way to get from Milan to Como, and you can see the train schedules and prices here.

Taking a bus from Milan to Como is an economical way to travel. Prices usually vary by date, so check out the bus schedules and costs here.



4. Como

Photo of Como

2 Days

Lake Como is one of the most famous destinations in the northern part of Italy. It's dramatically located near the Alps and it has many charming villages and a glamourous and upscale atmosphere. Visitors come for the resort-like environment with water sports, boating, and shopping among the favorite activities in the area.

Many travelers come to Como because it has beaches, hiking, nightlife, delicious food, and beautiful locations. It's also a great place for couples, families, and backpackers due to all of the activities.

Como has long been recognized as a culinary destination with great restaurants.

Since Como is one of the premier shopping cities in the world, make sure you spend some time perusing the local shops.

What to See in Como
Villa del Balbianello
Great for couples
€24
Villa Carlotta
Great for couples
€15
Monte Croce
Great for families
Free
Castello di Vezio
Around 2 hours
€5
Faro Voltiano
Around 1 hour
€2
Tempio Voltiano
Great for families
€5

How to Spend 2 Days in Como

Day 1:

Shopping in Como is very popular, and it's easy to see why. Spend time exploring the many shops and boutiques to find the perfect gift, souvenir, or outfit. The shopping is comparable to major cities, with everything from high end boutiques to outlets and local markets. There are clothing shops, jewelry stores, and places to pick up local souvenirs. Shopping is a favorite activity for many visitors to Lake Como.

The culinary scene in Como is world famous, and draws visitors from around the globe. Make sure you spend time enjoying breakfast, lunch, and dinner at some of this lake area's best restaurants. And consider a food tour, too. Many are either a half day or just a few hours, so you can fit one into your schedule easily. The area has its own style of Italian food. Polenta is one of the most popular dishes and it's usually served with meat, fish, or cheese. You can also enjoy several different types of fish such as misultitt (dried fish), salmon trout, pike, bleak, lavarello, and perch.

Como is a walkable city and easy to explore on foot. With only a day in the lake area, you'll have no trouble seeing the local sights. The entire area is very walkable and you'll enjoy many great views during your stroll.

Day 2:

Don't miss the lakeside setting during your trip to Como, as it's one of this destination's most well-known attractions. You should make sure to set aside enough time to see it.

Como is known to be such a beautiful destination, so just exploring and taking it all in should be one of the top things to do on your list. The charming villages and beautiful lakeside setting make this and idyllic place to visit in Italy.

The public transit in Como is fast and efficient. Over the course of a few days, you should be able to explore the lake area quite easily and affordably. There are buses, ferries, and a funicular that travel to different towns around the lake.

More Activities

In Como, a wide array of activities, attractions, tours, and things to do awaits. Check out some of the best options, compare prices, and make advance bookings to make the most of your time in the area.


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$129
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$119

For more ideas to help you plan your time in Como, see The Best Affordable Tours around Lake Como, Villa del Balbianello, Villa Carlotta, and Monte Croce.


Como Costs
Daily Average Travel Cost Per Person
$233

Calculated from the travel expenses of previous visitors, the average daily travel cost in Como is $233 per person. Your individual expenses can stay close to this amount if you stay in a mid-range hotel and eat at normal restaurants. Below is a typical price breakdown of what you might expect to spend each day, per person, if you travel on a lower budget, mid-range budget, or luxury budget on your trip. For more details, see the travel costs for Como here.


Category Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Local Transportation1 $6 $16 $39
Food2 $28 $65 $136
Accommodation

Hotels
Average Hotel Price
$175

The average hotel room price in Como is $175 based on the average from 191 hotels provided by Kayak. For more details, you can see our analysis of hotel costs in Como here.


Suggested Hotels
Via Cernobbio 12, Como
Overall Rating 8.8
Via Borgo Vico 241, Como
Overall Rating 8.7

Transportation

If you have a car for this trip, here are driving directions from Como to Verona.

Trains are a great way to get from Como to Verona, and you can see the train schedules and prices here.

Taking a bus from Como to Verona is an economical way to travel. Prices usually vary by date, so check out the bus schedules and costs here.



5. Verona

Photo of Verona

1 Day

Located in northern Italy, Verona is the setting of Shakespeare's famous play "Romeo and Juliet". In town you'll find the fictional house of Juliet, with the famed balcony. While many visitors come to town specifically for that reason, they'll be surprised to find a city that is also filled with culture, architecture, landmarks, and great cuisine.

Many travelers come to Verona because it has nightlife, delicious food, and beautiful locations. It's also a great place for backpackers due to all of the activities.

What to See in Verona
Juliet's House
Great for couples
€12
Piazza delle Erbe
Around 1 hour
Free
Ponte Scaligero
Great for couples
Free
The Verona Arena
Around 2 hours
€12
The Castelvecchio Museum
Around 2 hours
€9

How to Spend 1 Day in Verona

Don't miss Juliet's House and Balcony during your trip to Verona, as it's one of this destination's most well-known attractions. You should make sure to set aside enough time to see it.

The restaurant and food scene here is top notch, so make sure you spend time at one of the local restaurants where you can taste the delicious cuisine. Food is a source of pride for the locals in Verona, and you'll find excellent dishes in most eateries, even those catering specifically to tourists. There are many local recipes that are worth sampling while you're in the area including risotto with tastasal, potato gnocchi, and polenta.

Verona is a walkable city and easy to explore on foot. With only a day in the city, you'll have no trouble seeing the local sights. It's a compact city that's easy to explore on foot. Many locals get around by walking or biking.

More Activities

In Verona, a wide array of activities, attractions, tours, and things to do awaits. Check out some of the best options, compare prices, and make advance bookings to make the most of your time in the area.


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$41
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$35

For more ideas to help you plan your time in Verona, see Juliet's House, Piazza delle Erbe, Ponte Scaligero, and The Verona Arena.


Verona Costs
Daily Average Travel Cost Per Person
$183

Calculated from the travel expenses of previous visitors, the average daily travel cost in Verona is $183 per person. Your individual expenses can stay close to this amount if you stay in a mid-range hotel and eat at normal restaurants. Below is a typical price breakdown of what you might expect to spend each day, per person, if you travel on a lower budget, mid-range budget, or luxury budget on your trip. For more details, see the travel costs for Verona here.


Category Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Local Transportation1 $3 $7 $14
Food2 $47 $59 $81
Entertainment1 $5 $13 $30
Alcohol2 $5 $12 $22
Accommodation

Hotels
Average Hotel Price
$111

The average hotel room price in Verona is $111 based on the average from 596 hotels provided by Kayak. For more details, you can see our analysis of hotel costs in Verona here.


Suggested Hotels
Via Scala 12, Verona
Overall Rating 9.2
Via Giberti 7, Verona
Overall Rating 9.0

Hostels
Average Hostel Price Dorm Bed
$31

If you're traveling on a backpacker's budget, hostels are a great way to save some money and meet other travelers, too. In Verona, the average price for a bed in a dorm at a hostel is $31. For more information on hostels, you can see our overview of hostel costs in Verona here.


Transportation

If you have a car for this trip, here are driving directions from Verona to Venice.

Trains are a great way to get from Verona to Venice, and you can see the train schedules and prices here.

Taking a bus from Verona to Venice is an economical way to travel. Prices usually vary by date, so check out the bus schedules and costs here.



6. Venice

Photo of Venice

2 Days

Venice is one of the most popular attractions in Italy, and at times it does feel more like an attraction than a city. But that doesn't mean that it's not truly beautiful and romantic - a not -to-be-missed stop on any Italian itinerary. Part of the experience in Venice is simply getting lost. Tucked away in the hidden corners you'll find what really makes this city one-of-a-kind.

Many travelers come to Venice because it has museums, delicious food, and beautiful locations. It's also a great place for couples, families, and backpackers due to all of the activities.

With plenty of landmarks, attractions, and museums, Venice has many famous sights for visitors. You'll want to make a plan of how to see everything on your list. Set aside at least enough time to see the highlights.

Venice has one of the best historic old towns in the country, so you should absolutely spend some time exploring the streets and shops.

Since Venice is one of the premier shopping cities in the world, make sure you spend some time perusing the local shops.

What to See in Venice
Gondola Rides
Great for couples
€80
The Doge's Palace
Great for couples
€30
Piazza San Marco
Around 1 hour
Free
St. Mark's Basilica
Around 1 hour
€3
St. Mark's Campanile
Great for families
€10
The Grand Canal
Great for families
Free

How to Spend 2 Days in Venice

Day 1:

When visiting Venice, you absolutely can't miss St. Mark's Basilica as it's one of the most famous places in the world. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to fully experience it.

Venice is known to be such a beautiful destination, so just exploring and taking it all in should be one of the top things to do on your list. The city's beautiful canals, architecture, and gondolas make it among the most stunning and unique places to visit in the world.

Venice is a walkable city and easy to explore on foot. With only a day in the city, you'll have no trouble seeing the local sights. Because it is small, it's easy to walk to all of the major tourist attractions.

Day 2:

Venice is known for it's world-class museums and famous landmarks, so make sure you spend at least a day exploring at one or more of the most appealing. The many historic and famous landmarks in town include St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Square, Doge's Palace, and the Rialto Bridge.

You can't miss out on tasting the fantastic cuisine at one of the best restaurants in town, so make sure you find somewhere special for lunch or dinner. For the best dining experience, you should try to avoid the touristy restaurants that serve the typical pizza and pasta. Instead, find a local eatery that specializes in the region's traditional flavors like fish and vegetables.

The public transit in Venice is fast and efficient. Over the course of a few days, you should be able to explore the city quite easily and affordably. There is a comprehensive boat and ferry system that includes aporettos, alilagunas, private water taxis, gondolas, and traghettos.

More Activities

In Venice, a wide array of activities, attractions, tours, and things to do awaits. Check out some of the best options, compare prices, and make advance bookings to make the most of your time in the area.


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$146

For more ideas to help you plan your time in Venice, see The Best Cheap Airport Transfers in Venice, The Best Cheap Gondola Rides and Tours in Venice, The Best Doge's Palace Tours in Venice, and The Best Tours to Murano from Venice.


Venice Costs
Daily Average Travel Cost Per Person
$248

Calculated from the travel expenses of previous visitors, the average daily travel cost in Venice is $248 per person. Your individual expenses can stay close to this amount if you stay in a mid-range hotel and eat at normal restaurants. Below is a typical price breakdown of what you might expect to spend each day, per person, if you travel on a lower budget, mid-range budget, or luxury budget on your trip. For more details, see the travel costs for Venice here.


Category Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Local Transportation1 $13 $29 $59
Food2 $27 $70 $190
Entertainment1 $40 $109 $318
Alcohol2 $11 $26 $58
Accommodation

Hotels
Average Hotel Price
$135

The average hotel room price in Venice is $135 based on the average from 1536 hotels provided by Kayak. For more details, you can see our analysis of hotel costs in Venice here.


Suggested Hotels
Calle dell' Aseo, Cannaregio 5768, Venice
Overall Rating 9.7
San Polo 2765, Venice
Overall Rating 9.6

Hostels
Average Hostel Price Dorm Bed
$33

If you're traveling on a backpacker's budget, hostels are a great way to save some money and meet other travelers, too. In Venice, the average price for a bed in a dorm at a hostel is $33. For more information on hostels, you can see our overview of hostel costs in Venice here.


Final Transportation

As the last destination in this itinerary, you'll want to find the best price home from here. Check flight prices here.



Next Steps

So now that you have all of the information you need to plan your 10-day trip in Northern Italy, it's time to get started. Make your bookings ahead of time not just to find the cheapest prices, but also before the best hotels and tours fill up. We also have plenty of other resources to help you plan you trip, or another trip, too. Happy travels!

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