12 days in Florence & Milan Itinerary

12 days in Florence & Milan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Florence
— 5 nights
Train
2
Milan
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

5
nights
Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. Piazzale Michelangelo and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Camposanto & Baptistery of St. John), Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano (in Bologna). And it doesn't end there: get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Florence is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Florence due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore and Borgo Castell'Arquato. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Centro Storico Sirmione. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & Mura Venete), Verona (San Fermo Maggiore, Verona & Arena di Verona) and Duomo Di Piacenza (in Piacenza). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Brescia Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, kick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan journey builder app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16: