17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
3
Pisa
— 1 day
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Milan
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the 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

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Piazza del Campo
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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 ©

1
day
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Pisa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, 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 traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip website .

Traveling by car from Pisa to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Pisa in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

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

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Turin (Museo Egizio, Piazza San Carlo, & more) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Milan itinerary planner .

Getting from Venice to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Turin, La Citta Alta
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

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