11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 1 night
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salerno
— 3 nights

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Rome — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome trip builder.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally look for gifts at HUMILIS Made in Assisi (Boutique Firenze Ponte Vecchio).

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then browse the exhibits of Galleria 92 - Casa Storica del 1867, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Florence in January, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice online trip maker.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Salerno.
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Salerno — 3 nights

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Food Tours (in Sorrento), Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salerno itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Salerno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Salerno is a bit warmer than Venice - with highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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