15 days in Italy & Normandy Itinerary

15 days in Italy & Normandy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy & Normandy Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  17​h
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Rome, Italy

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation website .

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 89°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip maker tool .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online travel route builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Milan, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

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
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Mont-Saint-Michel (Terrasse de l'Ouest & Mont Saint-Michel) and Falaise d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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Getting from Milan to Bayeux by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy American Cemetery, Falaises d'Etretat, Remains Mulberry Harbour
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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