19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Padua
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Colombo

1
night
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 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Bramante Sacristy, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at WOW Comics Space WOW Spazio Fumetto, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museo del Design 1880-1980. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then view the masterpieces at Mostra Fotografica Steve McCurry - Oltre lo Sguardo, and then raise your glass at Enoteca Sangiorgio.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Milan is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Colombo to Milan, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Colombo in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Cathedral of Como (Duomo), Mostra Fotografica Steve McCurry - Oltre lo Sguardo, Enoteca Sangiorgio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Museo Poldi Pezzoli ©
Museo Poldi Pezzoli

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
You've added Porta dei Borsari, Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Caseificio San Pier Damiani, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Caseificio San Pier Damiani, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, then look for gifts at Negozzi Abbigliamento Via Mazzini Verona, then stop by Bike Evolution S. Zeno, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, stop by de' Martini Gioielli, admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, look for gifts at Excelsior Verona, then look for gifts at Baol Atelier Creativo, and finally stop by Cioccolateria Via Conventino.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Padua.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Caseificio San Pier Damiani
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Bike Evolution S. Zeno ©
Bike Evolution S. Zeno
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2
nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Basilica Palladiana has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Fondazione Bano - Palazzo Zabarella, look for gifts at Banzai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then examine the collection at Museo del Gioiello, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Palladiana. Here are some ideas for day two: savor a hot drink at Caffe Pedrocchi, then examine the collection at Museo dell'Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Precinema, and finally look for gifts at Pasticceria Biasetto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Padua attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Padua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Padua can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Vicenza
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Museo del Precinema ©
Museo del Precinema
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Chiesa degli Eremitani ©
Chiesa degli Eremitani

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.
Basilica di San Marco has been added to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Sogno Veneziano Atelier and I Tre Mercanti. Doge's Palace and Chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant'Alvise (San Ludovico Vescovo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, stop by Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, and raise your glass at Harry's Bar.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice travel route planner.

Venice is just a stone's throw from Padua. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi has been added to your itinerary. Head to Leonardo Shoes and iSculpture Gallery San Gimignano & Casole d'Elsafor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Dievole (in Vagliagli) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico & Duomo di Siena). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi, iSculpture Gallery San Gimignano & Casole d'Elsa, Dievole
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vatican Museums as well as Palatine Hill. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Borghese and Art Studio Cafe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Villa Farnesina. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, examine the collection at Museo dell'Ara Pacis, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Centrale Montemartini.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome online travel route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Villa Floridiana. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa Rufolo. Change things up with a short trip to BAG - Bacoli Art Gallery in Bacoli (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, join in the after-dark buzz at Slash plus, examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Naples trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Naples are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Villa Rufolo, BAG - Bacoli Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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