13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train + subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Ravello
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planning site .

Seattle, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Visit Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lido di Ravello and Bagni d'Arienzo. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare) and Fornillo (in Positano). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Capo di Conca and pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ravello online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train, subway, and taxi from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Vietri sul Mare, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Ravello to Florence by combination of taxi and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Doge's Palace and Canal Grande. Get some historical perspective at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ponte dei Sospiri. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, stroll through Blue Moon, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Blue Moon
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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