17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route maker

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Fly
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
3
Ravello
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Venice
— 3 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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning tool.

Richmond, USA to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Positano (Ceramiche Maria Grazia, Fornillo, &more) and Pompeii (Bosco de Medici Winery & Pompeii Archaeological Park). Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Piazza Tasso, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Sorrento by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at Museo della Carta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, head outdoors with Amalfi Coast, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ravello trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Sorrento to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Ravello are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Ravello to Florence by combination of taxi and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Ravello in June, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Milan

— 1 night

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 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then catch a live performance at La Casa Maledetta, and finally identify plant and animal life at 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Milan sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors · 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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

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Traveling by flight from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Venice sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Tours

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.