15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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15 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
— 3 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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Rome. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, expect Rome to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planning site .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and see La Casa Maledetta.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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, parks, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning website .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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