17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
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Como
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sorrento
— 4 nights
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Como

— 3 nights

City of Silk

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Vezio and Basilica di San Fedele. Get some historical perspective at Sacro Monte di Orta and Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Orta San Giulio (Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza Motta, &more), Sentiero del Viandante (in Varenna) and Santuario della Madonna del Sasso (in Madonna del Sasso). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, take in the pleasant sights at Centro Storico, stop by Le Chicche torte di caramelle By Bijoux, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Como road trip planning site.

Los Angeles, USA to Como is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Como. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get slightly colder in Como: highs are around 66°F and lows about 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico di Venezia and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. The adventure continues: visit Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning tool.

Drive from Como to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Sorrento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Sorrento

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and House of Venus in the Shell. Duomo di Ravello and House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) will appeal to history buffs. Explore Sorrento's surroundings by going to Pompeii (Fullonica di Stephanus, Terme del Foro, &more), Amalfi (Centro Storico, Cloister del Paradiso, &more) and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela (in Ravello). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza Tasso, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Cataldo, look for gifts at Tesori di Sorrento, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastero di San Paolo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento online travel route planner.

Getting from Venice to Sorrento by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Venice in April, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Church of St. Louis of the French. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Rome, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.