11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Milan
— 1 night
train:  45​min
Como
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cairo

1
day
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Cairo, Egypt to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Milan is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect nights in Milan to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
days
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi, admire the striking features of Villa Carlotta, and then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino della Valle.

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Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Como are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Como

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Side Trips

Tremezzina, i Giardini di Villa Melzi, Il Giardino della Valle
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Il Giardino della Valle ©
Il Giardino della Valle

2
days
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

1
day
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 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Pisa.

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Drive from Venice to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Pisa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral
Torre di Pisa ©
Torre di Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

2
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and then admire the striking features of Vatican Museums.

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Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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