10 days in Italy Itinerary

10 days in Italy Itinerary

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10 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo

1
day
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 2nd (Fri): make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Milan, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the masterpieces at Punta della Dogana. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 5th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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