16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
Train:  2 h 30 min
1
Pompeii
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Verano
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Como
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Milan
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
8
San Vito lo Capo
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Rome


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1
night
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Fullonica di Stephanus, contemplate the long history of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), delve into the distant past at Casa Dei Quadretti Teatrali o Casca Longus - Pompei, explore the ancient world of Casa del Poeta Tragico, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter, and finally steep yourself in history at Forum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina of Lobra, learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, delve into the distant past at Villa di Giulia Felice, get engrossed in the history at Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano, then delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, and finally delve into the distant past at Casa di Ottavio Quartione.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii online tour planner .

Rome to Pompeii is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Pompeii sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Monte Faito e Panorama, Marina of Lobra, Central Thermae, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Forum ©
Forum
Monte Faito e Panorama ©
Monte Faito e Panorama
Temple of Jupiter ©
Temple of Jupiter

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've now added Museum and Crypt of Capuchins to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum and Crypt of Capuchins, get to know the fascinating history of Colle Aventino, explore the galleries of Villa Farnesina, delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, then steep yourself in history at Forum of Augustus, and finally explore the ancient world of Foro di Cesare. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna E Contemporanea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, get a sense of history and politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planner.

Getting from Pompeii to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Villa Farnesina ©
Villa Farnesina
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Loggia del Bigallo - Museo del Bigallo, see the interesting displays at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, browse the exhibits of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Brancacci, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, then learn about winemaking at Fattoria Casa Sola, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Casa Emma.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Greve in Chianti, Fattoria Casa Sola, Azienda Agricola Casa Emma
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Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum and Palazzo Mocenigo. Escape the urban bustle at Grotte del Caglieron and Parco Naturalistico di San Floriano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Vicenza (Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico & Villa Valmarana ai Nani), Abbazia Benedettina Santa Maria in Silvis (in Sesto al Reghena) and Bibione Lighthouse (in Bibione). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori, wander the streets of Cannaregio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata lungo la restera.

Planning Venice trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Verano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Vicenza, Bibione Lighthouse, Passeggiata lungo la restera, Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary
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Bibione Lighthouse ©
Bibione Lighthouse
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona ©
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico ©

1
night
Verano

Verano ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Raffeiner Orchideenwelt, then learn about winemaking at Nals Margreid Winery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Gargazon Natural Bath, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mountain Cinema Knottnkino.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Verano trip maker app .

You can drive from Venice to Verano in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Como.

Things to do in Verano

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Gargazzone, Nals Margreid Winery
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Nals Margreid Winery ©
Nals Margreid Winery
Raffeiner Orchideenwelt ©
Raffeiner Orchideenwelt

2
nights
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Carpoforo, step into the grandiose world of Baradello Castle, see the interesting displays at Museo Didattico della Seta, then get engrossed in the history at Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio, then stop by Libreria Ubik, and finally get outside with Sentiero Spirito del Bosco. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuary of Our Lady of Miracles, step into the grandiose world of Visconti Castle of Saint Vito, kick back and relax at Melissa Beach, then examine the collection at Museo Agusta, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Castelseprio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Como trip planner.

Drive from Verano to Como in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, Museo Agusta, Parco Archeologico di Castelseprio, Lungolago Aldo Moro, Melissa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Visconti Castle of Saint Vito ©
Visconti Castle of Saint Vito
Sentiero Spirito del Bosco ©
Sentiero Spirito del Bosco
Museo Agusta ©
Museo Agusta

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night
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner .

Traveling by train from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Armani Silos ©
Armani Silos
Museo Teatrale alla Scala ©
Museo Teatrale alla Scala

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nights
San Vito lo Capo

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Enoteca Dioniso, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Di San Vito, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Vito, then head outdoors with YMCA San Vito Climbing House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Colleggio e Convento dei Gesuiti, see the interesting displays at Salina Calcara, then step aboard Motonave Leonardo Davinci, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Alcamo Marina.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo route site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Milan to San Vito lo Capo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Milan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Vito lo Capo, with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trapani, Spiaggia di Alcamo Marina, Salina Calcara
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Di San Vito ©
Santuario Di San Vito
Museum Of Optical Illusions ©
Museum Of Optical Illusions
Salina Calcara ©
Salina Calcara

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