21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  15 h
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Assisi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Turin
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Verona
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Rome due to the time zone difference. In marzo, Rome is slightly colder than Mexico City - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
day
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in marzo since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour planner.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. marzo in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Turin is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and steep yourself in history at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

Before you visit Turin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Florence to Turin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in marzo: highs in Turin hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip app.

Getting from Turin to Milan by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in marzo, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

5
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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, make a trip to Piazza Bra, and contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in marzo; daily highs in Verona reach 34°C and lows reach 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

5
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 (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Venice journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Verona in marzo, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

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