13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Appleton
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Orvieto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Appleton

1
day
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Rocca Albornoziana has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Rocca Albornoziana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, then explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella del Corporale, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Orvieto.

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Appleton, USA to Orvieto is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Appleton in September, expect Orvieto to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto ©
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Assisi day trip website .

Getting from Orvieto to Assisi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Spoleto, Rocca Paolina
Highlights from your plan
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and then examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Salvador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Church of San Pantalon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take a stroll through Cannaregio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then get to know the fascinating history of Altare Della Patria, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then explore the ancient world of Forum, then explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pompeii trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Pompeii in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Badia della Santissima Trinita'
Highlights from your plan
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) ©
Forum ©
Forum
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

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