21 days in Milan, Venice & Rome Itinerary

21 days in Milan, Venice & Rome Itinerary

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21 days in Milan, Venice & Rome Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h
1
Milan
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Cairo

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda (in Valmadrera), Museo Egizio (in Turin) and Cucinantica (in Como). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and admire the verdant scenery at Langhe landscapes UNESCO.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Milan is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Cucinantica, Monumento Naturale Regionale del Sasso di Preguda, Langhe landscapes UNESCO, Chiesetta di San Pietro
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

9
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Biblioteca della Santa Marta, Domus Mercatorum, & more) and Padua (Palazzo del Capitanio, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome planner .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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