17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

Make it your trip
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Wine Tours & Tastings has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning app.

Minneapolis, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Venice is 7 hours. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Buzz4Tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Tuscany Cycle has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 25th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip website.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.