14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rho
— 1 night
Drive
3
Milan
— 1 night
Train
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
5
Vatican City
— 1 night
Drive
6
Tivoli
— 1 night
Drive
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Venice, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in February: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rho.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Rho

— 1 night
Rho is a town and comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 14km northwest of Milan.GeographyRho is lapped by the river Olona and crossed by its tributaries Bozzente and Lura, nowadays partially cloaked inside the town.At the north and east of the town, there is the Strada statale 33 del Sempione, which in the past was crossing the town itself, in the current corso Europa. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza Costellazione, make a trip to Santuario Arcivescovile della Beata Vergine dei Miracoli, examine the collection at Museo del Santuario, then see the interesting displays at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Intrappola.TO - Legnano.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rho holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Rho takes 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Rho

Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Milan

— 1 night

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 28th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then see La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Milan online vacation planner.

Milan is just a stone's throw from Rho. In February, daytime highs in Milan are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 14°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vatican City.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Vatican City

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vatican City trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Vatican City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Vatican City sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tivoli.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums

Tivoli

— 1 night
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Villa Adriana, and then admire the natural beauty at Villa d'Este.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tivoli road trip planning website.

Drive from Vatican City to Tivoli in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Tivoli can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online trip builder.

Drive from Tivoli to Rome in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Province of Milan travel guide

3.8
Shopping Malls · Movie Theaters · Bars & Clubs
Milan is the city capital of the Lombardy Region in Northern Italy and is the 2nd richest city in the European Union after Paris in 2016. It is the second most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper at 1,369,000, and the Metropolitan City of Milan at 3,219,000. Its geographical outskirt, has a population estimated to be about 5,270,000 in 1,891km2, ranking 2nd in the European Union. The wider Milan metropolitan area, popular for Greater Milan, is a polycentric metropolitan region that comprehends almost every province of Lombardy, the Piedmont province of Novara, and some parts of the province of Piacenza which counts an estimated total population of 8,123,020.Milan is Italy's main industrial and financial capital and corporation hub home to thousands of the most important companies worldwide. In terms of GDP, it has the largest economy among European non-capital cities. Milan is considered part of the Blue Banana and has now become the wealthiest city among the economic rivalry "Four Motors for Europe."

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Province of Rome travel guide

4.1
Gardens · Ruins · Theme Parks
Rome is the capital of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale). Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,877,215 residents in 1285km2, it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.Rome's history spans more than 2,500 years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as the birthplace of Western civilisation and by some as the first ever metropolis. It was first called The Eternal City (Urbs Aeterna; La Città Eterna) by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, and the expression was also taken up by Ovid, Virgil, and Livy. Rome is also called the "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World).

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