13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday maker

Make it your trip
Train
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Florence
— 1 night
Train
2
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
7
Milan
— 1 night

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Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, 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 enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Milan to Florence is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, wander the streets of Trastevere, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ravello

— 1 night
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, head outdoors with Amalfi Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip planning tool.

Drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples visit planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in May, Naples is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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

Traveling by flight from Naples to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip maker site.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan journey planner.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.