11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Naples
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Capri, Island of Capri
Ferry
5
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Naples
Fly
7
Bellagio
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Spanish Steps has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will leave for Positano on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife

Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 10th (Fri), stop by Ceramiche Casola and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Positano day trip planner.

Drive from Naples to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, don't miss a visit to Giardini di Augusto, don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni, make a trip to Via Krupp, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri vacation maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Capri in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Capri, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Positano

— 3 nights
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano road trip app.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Naples

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bellagio.

Things to do in Naples

Museums

Bellagio

— 3 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, walk around La Punta Spartivento, admire the landmark architecture of I Giardini di Villa Melzi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, then look for gifts at Profumeria Bellagio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Giacomo. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Villa Carlotta, admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bellagio itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Bellagio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Naples in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Bellagio. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."