Road trip in Northern Italy in 4 weeks – The ideal itinerary

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Veneto road trip in macchina

Summer holidays are approaching but you haven’t decided where to spend your vacation yet? No problem: in this guide, we will illustrate the perfect itinerary for a road trip in northern Italy, the perfect destination for its great variety of natural landscapes, culinary delights, and artistic heritage. What better way to explore it than aboard your car or camper/caravan?

The destinations we propose are not far from each other: in just 4 weeks, you can discover all the beauties that Northern Italy, and more specifically the Veneto region, has to offer you!

First week: from Bolzano to Lake Garda – 105 km

Our imaginary itinerary starts from Trentino Alto Adige. Our advice is to start from Bolzano and drive south through the spectacular mountain roads. There are truly many places to visit here and among parks and excursions, you will be spoiled for choice. If you need some inspiration, read our article on “The most beautiful camper tours in northern Italy”.

Along your road trip, we suggest you also stop in Trento, the capital of the region, rich in places to visit. From here, you can easily reach Lake Garda in just one hour!

Second Week: from Lake Garda to Verona – 120 km

Castello su Lago di Garda

Among the road trips in northern Italy, the tour around Lake Garda is certainly one of the most fascinating. Start from Riviera del Garda and continue along the Lombard side of the lake towards Limone: this way you will cross hilly landscapes, limestone mountains, and small villages of unique beauty.

Like for example Sirmione: a small town on the southern shore, whose origins date back to Roman times, with a splendid castle as its gateway. From here, continue your journey east towards our next destination: Verona!

Week 3: from Verona to Venice – 120 km

From Verona, head east across the Po Valley: from here, a world of endless possibilities opens up to you! For example, you can immerse yourself in local culture by visiting museums and places of historical interest.

After visiting Verona, make a stop in Padua, but first stop for a wellness break in the Regional Park of the Euganean Hills. In this area, you will find many resorts with thermal centers, as well as numerous wine shops where you can taste typical cuisine and wine.

Week 4: from Venice to the Adriatic Sea

Campeggio veneto

We have reached the last week of vacation, but don’t worry: we have saved the best for last: Venice! First of all, take at least one day to explore the city. Visiting Venice in one day is possible, just start organized!

Finally, enjoy the rest of your trip in complete relaxation on the beaches of the Adriatic Sea. Just an hour from Venice, there is the Pra’ delle Torri Holiday Centre: the perfect place to conclude your itinerary through Northern Italy. Water park, equipped beaches, golf, fitness center: here you can relax by the pool or on the shoreline and end your vacation in style!