13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 3 nights
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
3
Florence
— 2 nights
4
Milan
— 1 night
5
Venice
— 3 nights

3
nights
Rome

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Houston, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, learn about winemaking at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi, thenmake a trip to Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally walk around Mount Subasio. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, make a trip to Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi holiday planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for little chillier days in Assisi, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Dante Alighieri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, thenadmire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Milan

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.
On the 9th (Wed), browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, thensee La Casa Maledetta, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, Milan is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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Venice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, thendon't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, thenadmire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Zeno - Ca Zen.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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