16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Train:  1​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 1 day
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Subway + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  45​min
End: Bologna

1
day
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Milan vacation builder site .

Bologna to Milan is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice tour itinerary builder website .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Venice sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 28th (Tue), make a trip to Miglio Sacro, get outside with Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, and then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and finally get outside with Cilento.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Naples sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, Cilento, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Sol’Art Ceramiche
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

3
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano), Monte Finestra (in Tramonti) and Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

Plan trip to Amalfi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Positano, Monte Finestra, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo
Highlights from your plan
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos ©
I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, then walk around Mount Subasio, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi online trip builder .

Drive from Amalfi to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Mount Subasio ©
Mount Subasio

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planning website .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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