11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

1
night
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 29th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, and finally browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Milan itinerary planning site .

Chandigarh, India to Milan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Milan, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chandigarh in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Venice sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in January, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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