11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
3
Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some cultural insight at Trastevere and Piazza Navona. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Piazzale Michelangelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 13th (Thu), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally ponder the world of politics at Castello Estense. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Botti di Bovina Fabio, and then soothe aching muscles at Massaggio Californiano.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bologna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Spas Tours

Side Trips

Castello Estense, Massaggio Californiano, Azienda Agricola Botti di Bovina Fabio
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Visit Doge's Palace and Ponte dei Sospiri for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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