11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
2
Ravello
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galleria Borghese and Piazza Navona. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome tour planner .

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Rome at 73°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, shop like a local with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Maria de Olearia. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso, then contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and finally kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ravello day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 63°F in Ravello. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Santa Maria de Olearia, Le Vigne di Raito
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Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal ©
Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

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 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Ravello in October, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Venice are little chillier (66°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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