21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Milan
— 10 nights
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Florence
— 10 nights
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Milan — 10 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 discover tucked-away gems like Duomo Vecchio di Brescia and Piazza Gae Aulenti. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Teatro Romano (in Aosta), Ricetto di Candelo (in Candelo) and Brescia (Piazza Paolo VI & Piazza della Loggia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Milan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 10 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza Grande and Castello Dei Conti Guidi Di Poppi. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo (in Prato), Pisa (Knights’ Square, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Piazza del Duomo (in Pistoia). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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