11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Milan, Italy

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.
You've now added Walking tours to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, then take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, then contemplate the long history of Vicolo Privato Lavandai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip tool .

New York City, USA to Milan is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In January, Milan is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 46°F and lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza del Duomo, Basilica di Santa Croce and Ponte Vecchio. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence attractions website .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in January, with highs in Florence at 53°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and San Pietro in Vincoli. Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Center of Vienna, enjoy some diversion at Time Travel Vienna, then get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and finally examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna route maker app .

You can fly from Rome to Vienna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in February; daily highs in Vienna reach 41°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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