17 days Italy Itinerary Itinerary

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Detroit
Fly:
17​h 30​min
Rome
— 4 days
4 nights
train:
1​h 15​min
Naples
— 3 days
4 nights
train:
3​h
Florence
— 3 days
2 nights
train:
45​min
Bologna
— 1 day
1 night
train:
1​h 15​min
Milan
— 1 day
1 night
train:
1​h 30​min
Verona
— 1 day
2 nights
train:
1​h 15​min
Venice
— 2 days
2 nights
Fly:
18​h 15​min
Detroit

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4
days
Rome


Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, religious sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Detroit, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in January, expect nights in Rome to be a bit warmer, around 38°F, while days are warmer, around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Naples.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums, Neighborhoods
SIDE TRIP : Vatican City
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3
days
Naples


Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. Take a break from the city and head to Campi Flegrei and Posillipo. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, admire the masterpieces at Capodimonte Museum, and steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Naples are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Parks, Nature, Sightseeing, Museums
SIDE TRIP : Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
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3
days
Florence


Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, religious sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Naples in January, with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

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Sightseeing, Museums, Historic Sites, Parks
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1
day
Bologna


A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, enjoy breathtaking views from Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bologna trip builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Florence, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bologna, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites
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1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Milan travel planner.

You can take a train from Bologna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Verona.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelvecchio Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Verona trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Milan to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Verona, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Nightlife, Museums
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2
days
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 25th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, and then browse the exhibits of Doges' Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice holiday planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

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Sightseeing, Historic Sites, Museums, Parks
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