13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
4
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Birlingham

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Rome

— 2 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, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Birlingham, UK to Rome is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Birlingham to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birlingham in August, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Assisi holiday planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Assisi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then see the interesting displays at Mus.e Firenze, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence road trip app.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · 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 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Verona road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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 (Mon): contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then visit Cannaregio, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amalfi.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Amalfi

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then make a trip to Vicoli, scale e archi, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amalfi trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Venice in August since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Gloves Concetta Pane, do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, then don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.