16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Train:  15 h 30 min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
San Marcello Pistoiese
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bagni di San Filippo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Rome
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Naples
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Piazzale Michelangelo, The Boboli Gardens, Food Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable excursion with Grape Tours in Tuscany, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Florence is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Florence is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to San Marcello Pistoiese.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
day
San Marcello Pistoiese

San Marcello Pistoiese ©
San Marcello Pistoiese was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 45km northwest of Florence and about 15km northwest of Pistoia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo e Rifugi S.M.I, take a peaceful walk through Foresta del Teso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuary of Madonna Dell'Acero, and finally take in the views from Ponte Sospeso di San Marcello Pistoiese.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Marcello Pistoiese day trip planning site.

Drive from Florence to San Marcello Pistoiese in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in San Marcello Pistoiese

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Foresta del Teso, Sanctuary of Madonna Dell'Acero
Highlights from your plan
Foresta del Teso ©
Foresta del Teso
Museo e Rifugi S.M.I ©
Museo e Rifugi S.M.I
Sanctuary of Madonna Dell'Acero ©
Sanctuary of Madonna Dell'Acero

1
night
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of San Gimignano 1300, then learn about winemaking at Corbucci, and then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard.

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

Traveling by car from San Marcello Pistoiese to San Gimignano takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Corbucci
Highlights from your plan
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Corbucci ©
Corbucci

1
night
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Parco Sculture Del Chianti, experience rural life at Mulino di Quercegrossa, and then pick up some new kitchen skills with Take Me Out in Tuscany.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Siena online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Bagni di San Filippo.

Things to do in Siena

Transportation Classes Tours

Side Trips

Mulino di Quercegrossa, Parco Sculture Del Chianti
Highlights from your plan
Parco Sculture Del Chianti ©
Parco Sculture Del Chianti
Mulino di Quercegrossa ©
Mulino di Quercegrossa

1
night
Bagni di San Filippo

Bagni di San Filippo ©
On the 2nd (Mon), examine the collection at Parco Nazionale Museo delle Miniere dell'Amiata, make a trip to Piancastagnaio, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bagni di San Filippo travel planner.

Getting from Siena to Bagni di San Filippo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Bagni di San Filippo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Bagni di San Filippo

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Piancastagnaio
Highlights from your plan
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo ©
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
Parco Nazionale Museo delle Miniere dell'Amiata ©
Piancastagnaio ©
Piancastagnaio

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, St. Angelo Bridge, Sistine Chapel, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Galleria Borghese. Take a break from the city and head to Colle del Gianicolo and Orvieto Underground. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare (in Maccarese) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, get great views at Colle Capitolino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome online route builder.

Getting from Bagni di San Filippo to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Into the Amalfi Coast has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get impressive views of Vesuvio National Park and then delve into the distant past with Into the Amalfi Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park and then steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Naples holiday maker site.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Transportation Tours

Side Trips

Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Vesuvio National Park ©
Vesuvio National Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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