21 days in Italy, Vilnius & Minsk Itinerary

21 days in Italy, Vilnius & Minsk Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 night
5
Minsk, Belarus
— 12 nights

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take an unorthodox tour of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome online tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome. In November, Rome is much colder than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Venice, Italy

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, explore the activities along Canal Grande, thentake in the views from Ponte di Rialto, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio and then experience rural life at Castello di Verrazzano.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vilnius.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Castello di Verrazzano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 23rd (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Surininku Namai (Cheesemakers home), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gate of Dawn, wander the streets of Vilnius Old Town, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vilnius attractions planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Vilnius in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Florence, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vilnius, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
St. Anne's Church ©
St. Anne's Church

12
nights
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk ©
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Appreciate the collections at Nesvizh Castle and Dudutki Museum Complex. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Khatyn Memorial and Mir Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minsk: Republican Ski Center Silichy (in Silichy), Halsany (Franciscan Church & Halshany Castle) and Mound of Glory (in Slabada). The adventure continues: get outside with Trinity Hill, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Spirit Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk visit planning website.

Getting from Vilnius to Minsk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Vilnius to Minsk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Minsk sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Minsk

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nesvizh, Halsany, Logoisk Ski Complex, Republican Ski Center Silichy, Khatyn Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Khatyn Memorial ©
Khatyn Memorial
Nesvizh Castle ©
Nesvizh Castle
Mir Castle ©
Mir Castle

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