10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h
1
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Venice

Venice ©
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 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the next day, stroll around Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and then wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice route planner .

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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 24th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Milan travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastero Di S.Benedetto and Macchina di Santa Rosa. Attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome vacation maker website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto, Macchina di Santa Rosa
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome

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