18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  14​h 15​min
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 6 nights
+3
train + Fly + foot + tram:  17​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome tour planner.

Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Rome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 84°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Villa Monastero (in Varenna), Spiaggia di Onno (in Oliveto Lario) and Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario, see the interesting displays at Castello Sforzesco, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Onno, Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Villa del Balbianello, Villa Monastero, Turati Centro Nautico Lario
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence travel planner .

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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