16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 5 nights
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Venice
— 2 nights
4
Verona
— 2 nights
5
Milan
— 3 nights

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Necropoli della Banditaccia capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cupola di San Pietro and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to Bau Beach in Maccarese, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Villa Borghese, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary website.

Houston, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in Rome at 89°F and lows at 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Vatican City, Necropoli della Banditaccia, Bau Beach
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally wander the streets of Dorsoduro. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Zaccaria.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then explore the ancient world of Porta dei Borsari, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, examine the collection at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco, then take an in-depth tour of Camera degli Sposi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, and finally delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Verona travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Mantua
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Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Rotonda di San Lorenzo ©
Rotonda di San Lorenzo

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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 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally see the interesting displays at Armani Silos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cappella Colleoni, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero, then take some stellar pictures from Campanone o Torre Civica, and finally make a trip to Rocca di Bergamo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip maker website.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Bergamo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero ©
Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

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