11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  22​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Florence
— 2 nights
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Roman Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Rome to be slightly colder, temps between 57°F and 39°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence trip website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ponte di Rialto as well as Doge's Palace. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 49°F and lows about 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel

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