8 days in Venice, Florence & Milan Itinerary

8 days in Venice, Florence & Milan Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cannaregio and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. Step out of Venice with an excursion to No Exit in Udine--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Venice route planner.

Belfast, UK to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Belfast to Venice is 1 hour. Traveling from Belfast in October, you will find days in Venice are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Milan

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Leolandia and I Navigli. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Citta Alta and Piazza Vecchia. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Piazza Gae Aulenti, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Florence, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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