16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  14​h
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bologna
— Few hours
Train:  1​h
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes libreria Acqua alta, Canal Grande and Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Campo del Ghetto. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

Charlotte, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Charlotte to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in March, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are slightly colder, around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

few
hours
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Venice to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bologna, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Campanile di Giotto as well as Fun in Tuscany. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Baptistery of St. John and Loggia dei Lanzi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence vacation planner .

Take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Tours 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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Piazza di Trevi, Spanish Steps and Roman Forum. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. You will leave for home on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Rione Terra. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo delle Arti Sanitarie and Cloister of Santa Chiara. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant'Anna dei Lombardi (Monteoliveto), get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, and get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Naples sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Rione Terra
Highlights from your plan
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie ©
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie

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