14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Sistine Chapel, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

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Phoenix, USA to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

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Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Galleria dell'Accademia and Basilica di Santa Croce. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.

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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
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.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan journey planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Milan are little chillier (65°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

3
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.
Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua, approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

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You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Venice sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

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Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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