11 days in Italy & Vienna Itinerary

11 days in Italy & Vienna Itinerary

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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Bellano, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Vienna
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights


Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, stop by MIO Store - Firenze, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence holiday maker site.

Doha, Qatar to Florence is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in December, expect nights in Florence to be little chillier, around 4°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

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.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Milan itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Bellano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Bellano, Italy

— 2 nights
Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Sant’Andrea di Bonzeno, explore the activities along Lago di Como, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Marta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Nazaro e Celso, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bellano itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Milan to Bellano by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Bellano, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Bellano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Bellano to Vienna with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."