19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: McAllen
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: McAllen


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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip site .

McAllen, USA to Rome is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from McAllen to Rome. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from McAllen in December; daily highs in Rome reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Underground Naples. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naples day trip tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Naples sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence attractions planning site .

Traveling by train from Naples to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice holiday maker tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Venice is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Attractions like Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Turin (Piazza Castello, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 32°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Turin
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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