13 days in Italy & Budapest Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Budapest Itinerary

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Catania, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Budapest, Hungary
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Catania, Italy — 1 night

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Monastero dei Benedettini has been added to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Catania road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Catania is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dubai in January: highs in Catania hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Vatican Museums as well as St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker tool.

You can fly from Catania to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazzale Michelangelo and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. January in Florence sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan route maker site.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get slightly colder in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the galleries of Koller Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). On the next day, pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Shoes on the Danube Bank, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in January, with highs in Budapest at 3°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.