13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  11​h
1
Milan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Milan online trip itinerary maker .

New Delhi, India to Milan is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Naples holiday builder website .

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Naples are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa Comunale
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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 world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning app .

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for 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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