11 days in Venice, Bologna & Milan Itinerary

11 days in Venice, Bologna & Milan Itinerary

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11 days in Venice, Bologna & Milan Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bologna
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Verona to see Arena di Verona about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Venice hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Florence (Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo, & more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and design of Academya Lingue, don't miss a visit to Manifattura Arti Sperimentazione Tecnologia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Sampieri Talon.

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You can drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bologna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Academya Lingue ©
Academya Lingue
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
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Milan

Milan ©
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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

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Take a train from Bologna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Villa del Balbianello
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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