14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rome is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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.
Step out of Venice to go to Padua and see Scrovegni Chapel, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and partake in some friendly competition at MacacoAdventures.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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 30th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra and then get in on the family fun at Gardaland Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Verona are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gardaland Park
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Gardaland Park ©
Gardaland Park
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan vacation builder website .

Getting from Verona to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

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