25 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 4 nights
Train
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Venice
— 2 nights
Train to Rovereto, Bus to Riva Del Garda
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Riva Del Garda
— 1 night
Bus to Rovereto, Train to Bolzano
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Bolzano
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Pisa
— 1 night
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La Spezia
— 2 nights
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Genoa
— 1 night
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Milan
— 1 night
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Milan — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Santa Maria delle Grazie and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Kids will enjoy Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan online trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Milan is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get much colder in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.
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Venice — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Campo San Polo as well as Strada Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Campo San Polo, and finally don't miss a visit to Strada Nova.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice visit planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Riva Del Garda.
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Riva Del Garda — 1 night

Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. On the 22nd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval Village of Canale.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Riva Del Garda online route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Riva Del Garda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Bolzano.
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Bolzano — 3 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bolzano Christmas Market. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in some culture at Bolzano Christmas Market. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Poch (Kaiserkrone), appreciate the extensive heritage of Via della Mostra, then don't miss a visit to Via Argentieri, and finally take a stroll through Via dei Portici.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bolzano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Bolzano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Bolzano sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Florence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bolzano in December; daily highs in Florence reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to Spanish Steps, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and have fun and explore at Welcome To Rome.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.
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Pisa — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pisa online visit planner.

Fly from Rome to Pisa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Pisa, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to La Spezia.
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La Spezia — 2 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Garibaldi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Lerici.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our La Spezia tour planner.

Drive from Pisa to La Spezia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa — 1 night

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from La Spezia to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from La Spezia in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Genoa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, Milan is little chillier than Genoa - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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