17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 3 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Pisa
— 1 day
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Milan
— 4 nights

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Venice

Venice

City of Romance

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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Explore hidden gems such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Dorsoduro. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planning tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Bologna

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, Portico di San Luca, and other attractions. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bologna vacation planner.

Getting from Venice to Bologna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

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Torre Prendiparte ©
Torre Prendiparte
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano

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Florence

Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Siena

Siena ©

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Chigi Saracini, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia della Mercanzia.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip app.

You can take a train from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Siena

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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, look for gifts at De Bondt, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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You can take a train from Siena to Pisa in 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 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri ©
Chiesa di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri

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Milan

Milan ©

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Villa Necchi Campiglio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro and Brera District. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Pisa to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. May in Milan sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Brera District ©
Brera District

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