16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h
1
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore as well as Dramatra - City on Stage. Pinacoteca di Brera and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online visit planner .

San Francisco, USA to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in March, with highs in Milan at 57°F and lows at 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Centro Storico di Venezia, Canal Grande, Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice online trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in March, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet - McArthurGlen
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi, The History of Florence in 60 Minutes, The Baptistery of St. John, and other attractions. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip tool .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Campo de' Fiori as well as Trevi Fountain. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take a stroll through Via Condotti, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 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. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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