11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  15​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary maker site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, things will get cooler in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 (Sat): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the 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
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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