23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 1 night
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Milan
— 7 nights
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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 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, stop by Ferrari Store, then take a tour by water with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arco della Pace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Milan. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Milan hover around 85°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

4
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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.
Do your shopping at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi and Mater Domini. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia), Bibione (Bibione Lighthouse, Bibione Spiaggia, &more) and Bagni Bellavista (in Duna Verde). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, kick back and relax at Pachuka Beach Club, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dog Beach San Vincenzo and Food Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Bagno Carlo and Bagno Eva. Venture out of the city with trips to Bagni Il Delfino (in Cecina), Cavallino Matto (in Marina di Castagneto Carducci) and Rimigliano Coastal Park (in San Vincenzo). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday builder.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

5
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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Moai Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gelateria Panna e Liquirizia and Affare Fatto Mercatino Usato. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: La Lucciola Stabilimento (in Lavinio Lido di Enea), Centro Commerciale Aprilia 2 (in Aprilia) and Rivazzurra S.R.L. (in Anzio). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 15:

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Milan

Fashion Capital of World

Visit Spiaggia Tranquilla and Riva Bianca Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Dialogo nel Buio and Isola Madre. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Lido di Montorfano (in Montorfano), Villa Monastero (in Varenna) and Parchi Avventura Bergamo (Roncola) (in Roncola). Explore Milan further: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the activities along Lago Maggiore, buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and examine the collection at Museo del Novecento.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan road trip website.

You can fly from Rome to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Milan dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 22:

Italy travel guide

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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.