18 days in Italy Itinerary

18 days in Italy Itinerary

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18 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
1
Milan
— 11 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Milan

11
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Como (Villa Olmo, I Falconieri del Feudo, & more), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Anything But Work (in Mandello del Lario). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Valle, tour the water at your own pace with Lake by Boat - Bellagio Boat Rental, and steep yourself in history at i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milan road trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Como, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Malgrate, Bellagio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Anything But Work ©
Anything But Work

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, enjoy breathtaking views from Guinigi Tower, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, make a trip to Piazza dei Cavalieri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

2
nights
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 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice visit app .

Traveling by car from Pisa to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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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