13 days in Italy & Chicago Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Chicago Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights


Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary app.

Chicago, USA to Venice is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In March, Venice is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in March, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Chicago, United States

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and walk around Millennium Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online trip maker.

You can fly from Rome to Chicago in 13 hours. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Rome to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in March, things will get little chillier in Chicago: highs are around 45°F and lows about 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Italy travel guide

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.