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
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Palatine Hill and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online sightseeing planner .

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

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

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.
Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Uffizi Galleries and Basilica di Santa Croce. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel route tool .

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 your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planning tool .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Marco and St Mark's Campanile are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning website .

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

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

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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