16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Vietri sul Mare
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 2 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.
Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia will appeal to museum buffs. Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, view the masterpieces at Galleria Dello Scudo, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Verona vacation site.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and M.G. Design capture your imagination. Head to Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Limbo Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the exciting artwork at Scarpelli Mosaici, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Roman Forum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palmafor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Cimitero Monumentale, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and go for a walk through Positano.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Positano road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare

— 3 nights
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Visiting Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia Di Minori will get you outdoors. Le Vigne di Raito and Museo provinciale della Ceramica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Vietri sul Mare's surroundings by going to Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani) and Sentiero dei Limoni (in Maiori). There's lots more to do: stop by Sol’Art Ceramiche, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, and stroll through Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vietri sul Mare online holiday maker.

Drive from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Vietri sul Mare, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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.