20 days in Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

20 days in Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

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20 days in Venice, Florence & Rome Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Oasi Ca' di Mezzo (in Codevigo), Padua (Piazza delle Erbe, Palazzo Romanin Jacur, & more) and Santuario Madonna della Salute Monteortone (in Abano Terme). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head off the coast to Isola di Sant'Erasmo, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Venice is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Venice reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Cinta muraria, Santuario Madonna della Rocca, Oasi Ca' di Mezzo, Le Terre
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Photography Tours

7
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Bologna (Parco di Villa Ghigi, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, & more), Siena (Wine Tours & Tastings, Sinagoga di Siena, & more) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Museum of the Cenacolo of Andrea del Sarto, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Bologna, Poggio al Bosco
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Terrazza Della Sabina (in Vacone), Tarquinia (Chiesa del Salvatore & Chiesa e Convento di San Francesco) and Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial (in Nettuno). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti, take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip site .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tarquinia, Terrazza Della Sabina, Sicily Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Food Tours
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo

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