23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 2 nights
2
Venice
— 3 nights
3
Bologna
— 3 nights
4
La Spezia
— 3 nights
5
Florence
— 4 nights
6
Rome
— 6 nights

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.
Step out of Milan with an excursion to La Citta Alta in Bergamo--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation builder site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Milan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in May since evenings lows in Milan dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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 of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice vacation planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bologna.

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

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Ravenna (Mirabilandia, Basilica San Vitale, &more), Museo Ferrari (in Maranello) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ravenna, Museo Ferrari, Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Castello Estense
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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

3
nights
La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Spezia: Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo (in Chiavari), Vernazza (in Vernazza) and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare). There's much more to do: walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, wander the streets of Portovenere, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and trek along Cinque Terre footpaths.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the La Spezia trip planner.

You can drive from Bologna to La Spezia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Santuario della Madonna dell'Olivo, Boccadasse
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

4
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 Piazza del Campo in Siena (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

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Traveling by car from La Spezia to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Piazza del Campo
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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