11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Milan road trip planning app .

London, UK to Milan is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from London to Milan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 2nd (Thu), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

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You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Rome

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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome vacation tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, and finally contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Speed Boats Tours, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, Museo della Carta
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Speed Boats Tours

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice travel planner .

You can fly from Naples to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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