13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Drive to Travis Air Force Base, Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Pompeii
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Pompeii
— 1 night
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally steep yourself in history at Lupanar.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pompeii trip planner.

Sacramento, USA to Pompeii is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Sacramento to Pompeii. When traveling from Sacramento in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Pompeii, with highs around 82°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planner.

Getting from Pompeii to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can 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 3rd (Sun): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally don't miss a visit to I Portoni della Bra.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Venice

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice trip maker tool.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.