16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and Military Memorial Redipuglia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza dei Signori and Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Colle Sant'Elia (in Fogliano Redipuglia), Villa Toderini (in Codogne) and Borgo rurale di Clauiano (in Clauiano). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary of The Rosary, explore the world behind art at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, and explore the galleries of Palazzo Mocenigo.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Aquileia, Grado, Fogliano Redipuglia, Duomo Di Santa Maria Maggiore
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Military Memorial Redipuglia ©
Military Memorial Redipuglia
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli

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.
Popular historic sites such as Acetaia Villa San Donnino and Piazza Sordello are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bastione delle Maddalene and Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale di Verona, make a trip to I Portoni della Bra, admire the striking features of Palazzo del Podesta, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo dei Tribunali.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Verona trip app .

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Modena, Piazza Sordello
Highlights from your plan
Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Cimitero Monumentale di Verona ©
Cimitero Monumentale di Verona
Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo) ©
Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo)

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di San Gimignano and Corridoio Vasariano. Battistero di San Giovanni and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Duomo (in Prato), Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta (in Monteriggioni) and San Gimignano (Azienda Agricola San Quirico & Torre e Casa Campatelli). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cimitero delle Porte Sante, get to know the fascinating history of Oratorio di San Sebastiano De' Bini, and examine the collection at Cappella Brancacci.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday planner.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Duomo, Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, Battistero di San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Loggia dei Lanzi ©
Loggia dei Lanzi

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.
Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini and Forum of Augustus will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vatican Necropolis and Basilica di Santa Prassede. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Domus Aurea, admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, ponder the world of politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), and browse the exhibits of National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
Domus Aurea ©
Domus Aurea
Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede

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