28 days in Murano, Ferrara & Florence Itinerary

28 days in Murano, Ferrara & Florence Itinerary

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28 days in Murano, Ferrara & Florence Itinerary

Start: Portland
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  18​h 15​min
1
Murano
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Ferrara
— 10 nights
3
Florence
— 12 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Portland

4
nights
Murano

Murano ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cantina Marco Polo 6811 and Suttowine Noventa. Visit Chiesa di Santa Caterina and Church of Santa Maria e San Donato for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo civico archeologico Eno Bellis (in Oderzo) and Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (in Meolo).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Murano driving holiday planner .

Portland, USA to Murano is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Portland to Murano due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Ferrara.

Things to do in Murano

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torcello, Burano, Cantina Marco Polo 6811, Chiesa di Santa Caterina, Orto di Venezia
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Alessandro Mandruzzato ©
Alessandro Mandruzzato
Chiesa di Santa Caterina ©
Chiesa di Santa Caterina

10
nights
Ferrara

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Sant’Antonio and Oasi Ca' di Mezzo. Castello Estense and Villa Pisani Bonetti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Fattoria Eolia (in Rovolon), Rovigo (Palazzo Roncale & Parco Naturale Regionale del Delta del Po) and Padua (Orto Botanico di Padova & Prato della Valle). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Pineta di Volano. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Valli di Argenta e Campotto, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antiche Distillerie Mantovani, do a tasting at La Pria Societa Agricola, and get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ferrara trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Murano to Ferrara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ferrara can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Ferrara

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Padua, Argenta, Rovigo, Villa Pisani Bonetti, Antiche Distillerie Mantovani
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Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Le Mura ©
Le Mura

12
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. Shop till you drop at San Quirico d'Orcia and Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli . Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Botanical Garden Maria Ansaldi Pania di Corfino (in Villa Collemandina). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Lucciolabella, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, learn about winemaking at Castello di Verrazzano, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence journey app .

Traveling by train from Ferrara to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ferrara in November, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Siena, Pienza, Museo Mario Romoli, Crete Senesi
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Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

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