14 days in Northwest Italy & San Jose Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy & San Jose Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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San Jose, United States
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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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 19th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Milan journey planner.

San Francisco, USA to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Milan is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Milan are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Milan in October, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

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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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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 23rd (Wed), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, stroll around Mount Subasio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Assisi day trip website.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Assisi are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route builder tool.

Getting from Assisi to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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San Jose, United States

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 30th (Wed), walk around Martial Cottle Park, then walk around Guadalupe Oak Grove Park, and then stroll around Santa Teresa County Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, then make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara, then stroll around Emma Prusch Farm Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to San Jose takes 18 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites
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Martial Cottle Park ©
Martial Cottle Park
Sikh Gurdwara ©
Sikh Gurdwara
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park ©
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park

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