17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Pisa
— Few hours
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 1 night
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Milan
— 2 nights

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Rome

Rome

Eternal City

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. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Roman Forum are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, make a trip to Campo de' Fiori, and get outside with Accademia dell'Avventura.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 45°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Vatican Museums
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Pantheon
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Colosseum
4.7

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Florence

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and L’importuno di Michelangelo will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Silvia Tanganelli. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Siena). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Florence Academy of Fine Arts
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World heritage site
Pitti Palace
4.4

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 16th (Mon), make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, then contemplate the long history of Baptistery of St. John, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pisa route planner.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Duomo di Pisa
4.7
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Historic Site
Le mura di Lucca
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World heritage site
Baptistery of St. John
4.3

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 17th (Tue), stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online trip builder.

Drive from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Trails · Shopping · Outdoors
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Civic Center
Vernazza
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Venice

Venice ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, shop like a local with Codex Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Barovier & Toso, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa dei Tre Oci.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip app.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Venice in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

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Piazza San Marco
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Doge's Palace
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Verona

Verona ©

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta and then experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Verona itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Venice in March: high temperatures in Verona hover around 84°F and lows are around 84°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
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World heritage site
Piazza delle Erbe
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World heritage site
Casa di Giulietta
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Milan

Milan ©

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.
On the 21st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milan holiday planner.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Verona in March, expect Milan to be colder, temps between 57°F and 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano
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