16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
6
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly

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Rome

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome day trip planning tool.

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
nights
Salerno

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 10th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins, then get outside with Lido Esercito, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nausica Bagni. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then head outdoors with Cilento, then look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salerno itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rome to Salerno in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Salerno: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

3
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Positano

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more), Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Positano trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

1
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Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate the long history of San Damiano, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Assisi visit app.

Traveling by car from Positano to Assisi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries

2
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence attractions tool.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

2
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Verona

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 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, then don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and then take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona online travel route planner.

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

2
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Venice

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.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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.