12 days in Florence & Milan Itinerary

12 days in Florence & Milan Itinerary

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Florence
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Milan
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Vitale. Piazzale Michelangelo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more), Bologna (Santuario di Madonna di San Luca & Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano) and San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and take a stroll through City Centre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Florence, use our trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Florence is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
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 Brescia Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & Mura Venete), Sirmione (Centro Storico Sirmione & Jamaica Beach) and Duomo Di Piacenza (in Piacenza). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, and see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

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

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Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore ©

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