12 days in Italy Itinerary

12 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 1 day
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Rome
— 3 nights
4
Venice
— 3 nights

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect nights in Milan to be slightly colder, around 34°F, while days are colder, around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip builder website.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 49°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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