17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lafayette
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Naples
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
2
Sorrento
— 4 nights
car + Train:  3​h
3
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Orvieto
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Lafayette

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hours
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 4th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Naples day trip planning app .

Lafayette, USA to Naples is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lafayette to Naples. In March, Naples is a bit cooler than Lafayette - with highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the ferry ride to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Let the collections at Absolute Positano and Correale di Terranova Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Complesso Basiliche Paleocristiane. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to House of Venus in the Shell (in Pompeii) and Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Cloister del Paradiso). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Getsemani, see the interesting displays at Villa Fondi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Antonino, and stroll through Il Vallone dei Mulini.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sorrento, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Amalfi, House of Venus in the Shell, Complesso Basiliche Paleocristiane, Santuario del Getsemani, Villa Fondi
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Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica in Ostia Antica--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sorrento in March since evenings lows in Rome dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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day
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 12th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio, see the interesting displays at Etruscan Museum "Claudio Faina", steep yourself in history at Duomo di Orvieto, pause for some serene contemplation at Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Repubblica, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Orvieto.

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Getting from Rome to Orvieto by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Orvieto are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto ©
Sant'Andrea, Orvieto

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Abbazia di San Galgano will appeal to history buffs. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Duomo di Pisa in Pisa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Orvieto to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Florence sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Pisa, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza dei Signori (in Padua), Vicenza (Basilica Palladiana & Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico) and Castello del Catajo (in Battaglia Terme). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vicenza, Castello del Catajo, Piazza dei Signori
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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