15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  17 h
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Minneapolis

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 4th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Garibaldi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice attractions planning app.

Minneapolis, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Venice, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, thensee the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, thenadmire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Milan, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, thenadmire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, admire the striking features of Cappelle Medicee, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
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 appreciate Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Centrale Montemartini. Explore hidden gems such as Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Cupola di San Pietro. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip site.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Malipiero, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, thenadmire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, thenadmire the masterpieces at Palazzo Mocenigo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Scuola Grande di San Rocco. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna dell'Orto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta detta I Gesuiti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, thensnap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, thensteep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and finally steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Ponte dei Sospiri ©
Ponte dei Sospiri
Scala Contarini del Bovolo ©
Scala Contarini del Bovolo

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