15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
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Milan
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Florence
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Rome
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Venice
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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.
On the 4th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Garibaldi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice attractions planning app.

Minneapolis, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Venice, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 6:

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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.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Welcome to Rome. Explore hidden gems such as Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Church of St. Louis of the French. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

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Venice

City of Romance

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Malipiero, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Mocenigo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta detta I Gesuiti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.