16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
2
Montepulciano
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Forte Dei Marmi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Venice
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Campidoglio, admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Rome is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Montepulciano

— 3 nights

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Centro Storico di Chiusi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concattedrale di San Secondiano, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, and finally explore the ancient world of Archeological Museum and Tomb of Hell's Quadriga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Francesco, shop like a local with Artemisia Gallery, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Santissimo Nome Di Gesu', and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via di Gracciano nel Corso.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Montepulciano online road trip planner.

Drive from Rome to Montepulciano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Forte Dei Marmi.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Forte Dei Marmi

— 2 nights
Forte dei Marmi is a sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy). Your day by day itinerary now includes Bagno Piero, Bagno Alaide and Bagno Le Dune del Forte. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Le Polle di Malbacco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Graziella, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagno Piero, and finally kick back and relax at Bagno Angelo. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bagno Alaide and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno Le Dune del Forte.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Forte Dei Marmi itinerary site.

Getting from Montepulciano to Forte Dei Marmi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Forte Dei Marmi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Loggia dei Lanzi and Museo di San Marco. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Forte Dei Marmi to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Family-friendly places like Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, visit Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice online journey planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

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.