11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner
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Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
3
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Como
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Milan
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Trajan's Column, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planning website.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Free Tour Florence – Another Florence, Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 20°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.
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Museums · Tours
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Milan — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then steep yourself in history at Vicolo Privato Lavandai, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Como.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Como — 3 nights

City of Silk

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and Tempio Voltiano. Kids will enjoy Lido Villa Olmo and Chiesa di San Giorgio. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, see the interesting displays at Museo Didattico della Seta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and go for a walk through Centro Storico.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Como trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Como can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours
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Milan

Fashion Capital of World

On the 26th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

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Getting from Como to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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