15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Milan
— 1 night
Drive
2
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
6
Naples
— 4 nights
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Milan — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery and then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip maker site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Milan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Milan, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see a show at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, make a trip to Piazza Bra, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Verona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Verona, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, visit Cannaregio, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip maker.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, take a stroll through Trastevere, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome road trip site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Naples.
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Naples — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Salerno (Giardino della Minerva, Promenade Trieste, &more) and Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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