7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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7 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Subway + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  9 h 15 min
End: Tehran

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night
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 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online visit planner .

Tehran, Iran to Venice is an approximately 11-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, then browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Milan journey builder app .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, take a stroll through Trastevere, then take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome holiday builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

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

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