13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Doha

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder app .

Doha, Qatar to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Venice. Traveling from Doha in February, expect nights in Venice to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
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 10th (Mon), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums 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
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Milan in February, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough 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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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