17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 3 nights
Fly
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Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa d'Este and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, step off the mainland to explore Isola Tiberina, and look for gifts at Art Studio Cafe.

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New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
On the 25th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo della Carta, stop by Artigianato Rallo, then cool off at Fornillo, and finally surround yourself with nature on Positano Sea Kayak. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

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Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Head to La Reggia Designer Outlet and Centro Commerciale Campaniafor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Leonelli's Beach (in Sorrento) and Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, stop by Io sono La Chianina, examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara.

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Drive from Amalfi to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in October, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Palermo, Sicily

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cattedrale di Palermo and Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Macari (in Macari) and Under Hundred Diving (in San Vito lo Capo). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Mercato del Capo and look for gifts at Picone Enoteca.

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You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Florence.

Things to do in Palermo

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Eremo Di S.Leonardo Al Lago (in Monteriggioni), San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano) and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the verdant scenery at Val d'Orcia, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and work off some steam at H2sport.

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Getting from Palermo to Florence by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Spas

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.