13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Mexico City
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Paris

3
days
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, Rome is a bit warmer than Mexico City - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Basilica di San Pietro
Colosseum
Pantheon

3
days
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Torre di Pisa, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Torre di Pisa
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Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
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 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in August, you will find days in Milan are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cathedral of Como
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Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Cathedral of Como

3
days
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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Take a train from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Isola di Burano
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Porta della Carta
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco

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