13 days in Italy & Chicago Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Chicago Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Chicago Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
4
Chicago, United States
— 3 nights
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, and finally make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip app .

Chicago, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, classes, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Rome, Italy

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, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in March, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Chicago, United States

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, examine the collection at The Field Museum, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip builder app .

You can fly from Rome to Chicago in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Chicago is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Rome in March, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 48°F and 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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