13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
2
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
5
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
6
Taranto
— 1 night
Drive
7
Gallipoli
— 1 night
Drive
8
Lecce
— 1 night
Drive
9
Ostuni
— 1 night
Drive
10
Bari
— 1 night
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Venice

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, take a stroll through Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, look for gifts at Oreficeria Boscolo Gioie, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Venice is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, admire the landmark architecture of Battistero di San Giovanni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pisa trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Pisa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 23rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Villa di Poppea.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taranto

— 1 night

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lungomare Vittorio Emanuele III, see the interesting displays at Mostra Storico-Artigiana dell’Arsenale Militare Marittimo, make a trip to Ex Convento di S Francesco, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, then take in the views from Ponte Girevole, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taranto journey builder tool.

You can drive from Naples to Taranto in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Taranto, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Museums

Gallipoli

— 1 night

Ionian Pearl

Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Lido Punta della Suina and then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta del Crocifisso, head outdoors with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stroll through Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli.

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Traveling by car from Taranto to Gallipoli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Gallipoli, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Lecce

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally make a trip to Porta Napoli.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecce day trip planning app.

Drive from Gallipoli to Lecce in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ostuni.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Ostuni

— 1 night
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ostuni trip planner.

You can drive from Lecce to Ostuni in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Ostuni sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), you're off to Bari.

Things to do in Ostuni

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Bari

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, and then make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bari trip site.

Getting from Ostuni to Bari by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Bari sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites

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.

Province of Lecce travel guide

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Beaches · Outdoor Activities · Landmarks
Lecce is a historic city of 94,766 inhabitants (2015) in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities of Apulia. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of the Italian Peninsula and is over 2,000 years old.Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South". The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapii who founded the city are said to have been Cretans in Greek records. To this day, in the Grecìa Salentina, a group of towns not far from Lecce, the griko language is still spoken.In terms of industry, the "Lecce stone"—a particular kind of limestone—is one of the city's main exports, because it is very soft and workable, thus suitable for sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, chiefly for its olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specializing in ceramic production.

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