11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Naples
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naples journey planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Naples is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Museo della Carta, Le Vigne di Raito, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

3
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome vacation builder tool .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Florence visit planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan road trip site .

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation planning website .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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