14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Ercolano
— 2 nights
Bus:  15​min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
You've now added Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan driving holiday planner .

New York City, USA to Milan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Milan. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Milan hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Ercolano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Ercolano

Ercolano ©
Ercolano is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania of Southern Italy. Parco Acheologico di Ercolano has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the landmark architecture of College of the Augustales, and then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of House of the Grand Portal, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Sannitica, explore the ancient world of Partem Domus lignea - Casa del Tramezzo di Legno, delve into the distant past at Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite, then delve into the distant past at Casa del Salone Nero, and finally admire the striking features of Casa del Rilievo di Telefo.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ercolano itinerary builder .

Getting from Rome to Ercolano by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Ercolano sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Naples.

Things to do in Ercolano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Casa Sannitica ©
Casa Sannitica
Casa del Rilievo di Telefo ©
Casa del Rilievo di Telefo

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You've now added Duomo di Napoli to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples online travel route builder .

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Naples are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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.
Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice road trip planning site .

You can fly from Naples to Venice in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naples in March, plan for little chillier nights in Venice, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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