17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
2
La Spezia
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Pisa
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Cortona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Siena
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Pantalon, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online holiday planner .

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to La Spezia.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Verona
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
La Spezia

La Spezia
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our La Spezia day trip site .

You can drive from Venice to La Spezia in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in La Spezia, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in La Spezia

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 22nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Giovanni Battista, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

Cinque Terre is very close to La Spezia. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia
Chiesa di San Lorenzo ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo

2
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, examine the collection at National Museum of Saint Mathew, then steep yourself in history at Battistero, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pisa trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Rocchetta Mattei (in Grizzana Morandi) and Oasi Anpil di Covigliaio (in Covigliaio). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, look for gifts at Negozio Richard Ginori, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Cortona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocchetta Mattei, Oasi Anpil di Covigliaio
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Cortona

Cortona
The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cortona trip website .

Getting from Florence to Cortona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Siena on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Cortona

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

4
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Torre del Mangia and Torre e Casa Campatelli. Appreciate the collections at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Palazzo Viti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: San Gimignano (Rocca of Montestaffoli, Azienda Agricola San Quirico, & more) and Volterra (Porta all'Arco & Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, contemplate the long history of Casa di Santa Caterina, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico di Monteriggioni, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abazzia di Torri.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Siena tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cortona to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. October in Siena sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Volterra, Centro storico di Monteriggioni, Abazzia di Torri
Highlights from your plan
Azienda Agricola San Quirico ©
Azienda Agricola San Quirico
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Visit Pantheon and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Vatican Necropolis, contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip tool .

Drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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