40 days in Milan & Rome Itinerary

40 days in Milan & Rome Itinerary

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Milan

— 19 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua), Como (Life Electric, Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, &more) and Verona (Piazza Bra, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Milan road trip planning tool.

Bordeaux, France to Milan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Milan are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rome

— 20 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more) and Bunker Soratte (in Sant'Oreste). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milan in December: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — Jan 2: