16 days in Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

16 days in Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Drive:  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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: 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, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online attractions planner.

Madison, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) 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) early enough 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
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a 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
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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