11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + 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:  1​h 45​min
4
Milan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rome. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione and then stroll through Lido Capo di Conca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, kick back and relax at Fornillo, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ravello road trip planner .

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Ravello hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary website .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) 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
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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 12th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and then take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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