24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 5 nights
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Venice
— 1 night
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Florence
— 7 nights
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Rome
— 8 nights
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Milan

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa Necchi Campiglio and Museo Pietro Micca e dell'assedio di Torino del 1706. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Vezio and Santuario della Consolata. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Piazza Ducale (in Vigevano), Certosa di Pavia (in Certosa di Pavia) and Armeria Reale (in Turin). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, get engrossed in the history at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, and explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan online visit planner.

San Antonio, USA to Milan is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in September, things will get a bit cooler 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 drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

Venice

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
On the 27th (Sun), admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Florence

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, Duomo di Pisa, &more), Piaggio Museum (in Pontedera) and Bologna (Basilica di San Domenico, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Ducati, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 4:

Rome

— 8 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa d'Este and Giardino dei Tarocchi. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Tarquinia (Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, Necropoli di Tarquinia, &more) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Orsini-Odescalchi.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour app.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 12:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.