17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Milan
— 2 nights
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Turin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Scilla
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 2 nights

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Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, then get in on the family fun at Leolandia, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan tour builder.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Turin

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Turin tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 24th (Tue), hike along Cinque Terre Trails, discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, and then don't miss a visit to Podere Case Lovara.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Turin to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Turin in August, expect nights in Cinque Terre to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Naples is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Naples online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Naples, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Scilla.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Scilla

— 3 nights
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. Explore Scilla's surroundings by going to Messina (Museo Vara e i Giganti, Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), &more). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, stop by Zanzibar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Maria S.S Immacolata di Scilla e Favazzina, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Ruffo di Scilla.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Scilla road trip website.

You can fly from Naples to Scilla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Scilla

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 4th (Sat), make a trip to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome visit planning app.

You can fly from Scilla to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Scilla in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Rome.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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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.