9 days in Florence & Milan Itinerary

9 days in Florence & Milan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Piraeus
Drive + Fly:  8 h
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Milan
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
End: Piraeus

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Piraeus, Greece to Florence is an approximately 8- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Piraeus to Florence, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Piraeus in May, with highs in Florence at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Milano and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Cappella Colleoni. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Bergamo (Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero & Mura Venete). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Vicolo Privato Lavandai, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bergamo
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Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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