16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 1 night
2
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
3
Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
4
Florence
— 2 nights
5
Verona
— 3 nights
6
Venice
— 3 nights

1
night
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 20th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Punta Giglio and then kick back and relax at Cala Managu. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Tramariglio.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alghero online journey planner.

Newark, USA to Alghero is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Alghero is 6 hours. In April in Alghero, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cala Managu
Highlights from your plan
Alghero Rock Climbing Sites ©
Alghero Rock Climbing Sites
Punta Giglio ©
Punta Giglio

2
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 22nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro, look for gifts at Carthusia, stop by The Sea Gull, then look for gifts at Eco Capri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni. On your second day here, Head underground at Blue Grotto, then look for gifts at Capri Pride, then gain insight with Capri Tour Information, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Capri trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Alghero to Capri in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Capri when traveling from Alghero in April, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Catania.

Things to do in Capri

Shopping · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Ceramiche Tavassi ©
Ceramiche Tavassi
Carthusia ©
Carthusia
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro

3
nights
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale and Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Winery Patria and Il Laboratorio Dell'Arte. Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Bronte (Il Pistacchio srl & Pastificio Il Mattarello) and Taormina (Isola Bella, Corso Umberto, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Catania trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Catania in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Capri in April, Catania is slightly colder at night with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Catania

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Taormina, Bronte, Winery Patria, Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale
Highlights from your plan
Pastificio Il Mattarello ©
Pastificio Il Mattarello
Casa della Musica e della Liuteria Medievale ©
Good Fellas Art Studio ©
Good Fellas Art Studio

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, then don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, then stop by Jean Saade, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence journey site.

Getting from Catania to Florence by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Jean Saade ©
Jean Saade
Food Tours

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazzale Castel San Pietro and Il Vittoriale degli Italiani. Visit Palazzo Te and Basilica di Santa Anastasia for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Castello Scaligero (in Sirmione) and Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Natura Viva, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Verona online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Castello Scaligero, Parco Natura Viva, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Palazzo Te, Borghetto sul Mincio
Highlights from your plan
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Museum-lovers will get to explore Martina Vidal Venezia and Museo Correr. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, examine the collection at Ca' Rezzonico, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice travel route builder website.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Martina Vidal Venezia
Highlights from your plan
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Martina Vidal Venezia ©
Martina Vidal Venezia
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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