16 days in Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

16 days in Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

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16 days in Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

Start: Madison
Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 45 min
End: Madison

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice online route maker .

Madison, USA to Venice is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Venice is 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madison in July, with highs in Venice at 87°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence travel site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rome's Ultimate Party. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday planning app .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

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

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