33 days in Rome, Venice & Milan Itinerary

33 days in Rome, Venice & Milan Itinerary

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33 days in Rome, Venice & Milan Itinerary

Start: Baghdad
Fly:  15 h
1
Rome
— 15 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Venice
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Milan
— 7 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Baghdad

15
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Stabilimento Balneare la Scogliera (in Santa Severa), Le Ninfe (in Castel Gandolfo) and Giardino del lago (in Anguillara Sabazia). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Rome is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Baghdad in June, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rome: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatican City, Stabilimento Balneare la Scogliera, Spiaggia di Torre Paola, Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach, Villa d'Este
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace. Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Bagno Tamerici Dog (in Rosolina), Bagni Sirena (in Sottomarina) and Sunny Pet Ufficio 19 (in Lignano Sabbiadoro). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Ca' Rezzonico, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice planning app.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bagno Tamerici Dog, Bagni Sirena, Sunny Pet Ufficio 19
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

7
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Tranquilla and Lido di Lenno. Attractions like Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante) and i Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and find something for the whole family at Leolandia.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Venice to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Varenna, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Castello di Vezio, Spiaggia Parco Ulisse Guzzi
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo del Tesoro Liberiano, then don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, then take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©

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