15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Como
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Canazei
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mura Venete, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Colleoni, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanone o Torre Civica, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arco della Pace.

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Minneapolis, USA to Milan is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Milan is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: high temperatures in Milan hover around 57°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bergamo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Francesco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then get outside with Torre Prendiparte, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca di Vignola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, and finally admire the striking features of Portico di San Luca.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bologna road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Bologna, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocca di Vignola
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Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Basilica di San Domenico ©
Basilica di San Domenico

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Pantheon. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Bologna to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. March in Rome sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough 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
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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 1st (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

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night
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then grab your bike and head to Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, and finally trek along Sentee di Sort.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Como trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canazei.

Things to do in Como

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sentee di Sort
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Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele

1
night
Canazei

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Sass Pordoi and then trek along Alta Via Bepi Zac.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Canazei trip planner .

Getting from Como to Canazei by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Canazei

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Alta Via Bepi Zac
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Canazei to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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