13 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Como
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Milan
— 2 nights
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online driving holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in April, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker website.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, visit Campo del Ghetto, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice trip maker site.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Como.
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Como — 2 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.
On the 5th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta. On the next day, stop by Mr. Savethewall, then stroll through Sentiero del Viandante, then admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, and finally stroll around La Punta Spartivento.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Como attractions planner.

You can drive from Venice to Como in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Como are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Milan attractions planner.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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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