11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

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Train to Airport Terminal A, Fly to Rome
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Rome
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Gaeta
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 60°F. You will leave for Gaeta on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors

Gaeta

— 2 nights
Gaeta is a city and comune in the province of Latina, in Lazio, central Italy. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gaeta and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Serapo. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Grotta Del Turco, stop by Il Molo Gelateria, make a trip to Tempio di San Francesco, then get great views at Santuario della Santissima Trinita - Della Montagna Spaccata, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia 300 Gradini.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Gaeta road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Gaeta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Gaeta, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Gaeta

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

Plan my day in Venice using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Gaeta to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Gaeta in September, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Enjoy Rome some more: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, wander the streets of Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods