24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Milan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: San Antonio

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Pietro Micca and Gallerie d’Italia. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Piazza Ducale. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Certosa di Pavia (in Certosa di Pavia), Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico) and Turin (Santuario della Consolata & Armeria Reale). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, steep yourself in history at Arco della Pace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary site .

San Antonio, USA to Milan is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in September, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 76°F and lows about 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turin, Castello di Vezio, Piazza Ducale, Forte Montecchio Nord, Certosa di Pavia
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Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Armeria Reale ©
Armeria Reale

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

7
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Pisa and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Piaggio Museum (in Pontedera), Pisa (Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring & Battistero) and Bologna (Basilica di San Domenico & Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, see the interesting displays at Museo Ducati, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna, Montalcino, Museo Ducati, Piaggio Museum
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

8
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cupola di San Pietro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco), Tarquinia (Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, Necropoli di Tarquinia, & more) and Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome route maker website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tarquinia, Villa Farnese, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Villa d'Este
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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