11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Assisi
— 1 night
+3
train + Fly + foot + train:  6​h
4
Cabras, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Sistine Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday builder site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate the long history of San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi road trip website .

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cabras.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

1
night
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mari Ermi, enjoy the sand and surf at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sa Mesa Longa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Is Arutas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maimoni Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Capo San Marco.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cabras vacation builder app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Assisi to Cabras in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July in Cabras, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, San Giovanni di Sinis
Highlights from your plan
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco

1
night
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alghero trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cabras to Alghero in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Canal Grande, wander the streets of Cannaregio, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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