16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
2
Rome
— 3 nights
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Drive to Pozzuoli, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
3
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Municipio, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Paderno Franciacorta
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Pisa and Battistero di San Giovanni. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to San Gimignano Bell Tower (in San Gimignano), Pisa (Camposanto & Knights’ Square) and Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Alto). Dedicate the 30th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Florence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Popular historic sites such as Villa d'Este and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Ostia Antica to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome road trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): test the waters at Giardini Poseidon Terme, steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Costantinopoli.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Forio attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rome to Forio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Greca, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Faro di Capo Grecale, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Lampedusa road trip planning site.

Getting from Forio to Lampedusa by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Forio in July: highs in Lampedusa hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Storico di Venezia and Dorsoduro. Your inner history buff will appreciate San Giorgio Maggiore and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planning app.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lampedusa in July since evenings lows in Venice dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paderno Franciacorta.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Paderno Franciacorta

— 1 night
Paderno Franciacorta is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. On the 13th (Tue), hike along Strada del Vino Franciacorta (Franciacorta wine route).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paderno Franciacorta trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Paderno Franciacorta in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paderno Franciacorta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Verona.

Things to do in Paderno Franciacorta

Trails · Parks · Outdoors

Verona

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Sirmione, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, and then explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza Bra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paderno Franciacorta to Verona takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.