16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner

Make it your trip
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Pompeii
— 1 night
Drive
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Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
5
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Spiaggia Lannio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pompeii online travel planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Pompeii is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Pompeii due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Pompeii are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Positano

— 3 nights
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.
Visiting Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione), Amalfi (Valle dei Mulini, Cloister del Paradiso, &more) and Villa Rufolo (in Ravello). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Ceramica Assunta, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Marina di Praia Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pompeii to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Positano sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Fri), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan driving holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. June in Milan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Verona

— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Mon), see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Sant'Eufemia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Cappella dei Notai.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Verona online vacation builder.

Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife

Venice

— 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are in your itinerary. Doge's Palace and Ca' Rezzonico will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice travel app.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Venice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.