16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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

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Rome

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Eternal City

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 Stanze di Raffaello capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cupola di San Pietro and Villa Borghese. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Necropoli della Banditaccia (in Cerveteri) and Bau Beach (in Maccarese). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia.

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

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Pantheon
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Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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 Museo di San Marco. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Stibbert Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

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Centro Storico
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts
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Venice

Venice ©

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.
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.

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Piazza San Marco
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Doge's Palace
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Verona

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City of Romeo and Juliet

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 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 drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. 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.

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Milan

Milan ©

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.
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.

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