16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route builder tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Rome is minus 1 hour. In February, Rome is colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan travel route planning site .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

La Citta Alta, Museo Egizio
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
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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