16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Berlin
Fly:  5​h
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
Bellagio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Berlin

4
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Trastevere and Pantheon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, look for gifts at L'Artigianato, admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, and explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip site .

Berlin, Germany to Rome is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Florence itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan route planning app .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in January: high temperatures in Milan hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bellagio.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

3
days
Bellagio

Bellagio
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Step out of the city life by going to Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar and Sentiero 6 - Valbasca. Relax by the water at Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo and Lido di Moltrasio. When in Bellagio, make a side trip to see Lido di Lenno in Lenno, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Enoteca Principessa and look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bellagio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Milan to Bellagio by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo, Lido di Moltrasio, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Lido di Lenno
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2
days
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): listen to music at Arena di Verona, browse the eclectic array of goods at Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the striking features of Giulietta's House, and finally wander the streets of Quinzano. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Wine Shop Verona, admire the masterpieces at Castelvecchio Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally do a tasting at Villa Mosconi Bertani.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Bellagio to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Castelvecchio Museum ©
Castelvecchio Museum

3
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia. You'll explore and learn at Porta della Carta and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online travel route builder .

You can take a train from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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