18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  10​h
1
Milan
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
5
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
6
Como
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

4
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.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Turin (Museo Egizio, Piazza Castello, & more) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan sightseeing site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Milan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Milan. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in November, with highs in Milan at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Turin, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then look for gifts at Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso, and finally don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco and then hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso ©
Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of I Navigli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cinque Terre, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera
I Navigli ©
I Navigli

2
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Villa Monastero (in Varenna) and Bellagio (i Giardini di Villa Melzi & Borgo di Pescallo). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, explore the activities along Lago di Como, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Terragni.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Como driving holiday planner .

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Como are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellagio, Tremezzina, Villa Monastero, Lago di Como
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

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