11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  12 h
1
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Lampedusa
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): explore the galleries of Vatican Museums and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Rome trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rome due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Croce Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa tour app.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Lampedusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lampedusa, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach

1
night
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Lampedusa to San Vito lo Capo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Highlights from your plan
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from San Vito lo Capo to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time 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
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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