16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 5 nights
Train
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Amalfi
— 5 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.
On the 5th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally shop like a local with Laboratori Artigiano Vetro Calchera Fabio. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then steep yourself in history at Lupanar, and finally make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi

— 5 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kids will enjoy Fornillo and Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Food Tours, &more) and Torre di Grado (in Praiano). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and take some stellar pictures from Torre dello Ziro.

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You can drive from Naples to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.