17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Positano
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Vietri sul Mare
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Catania, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Get outdoors at Catacombe di San Callisto and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll get in some beach time at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme and V Lounge Beach Club. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Grotte Dell'Arco in Bellegra--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip website .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rome, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Grotte Dell'Arco
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, then get interesting insight from Tours, then get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, then kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip maker .

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Positano, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Museo della Carta
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Kayaking & Canoeing
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

2
nights
Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Villa Guariglia, explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica, do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Rosa dei Venti, get engrossed in the history at Museo provinciale della Ceramica, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, then trek along Sentiero dei Limoni, and finally see the interesting displays at Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vietri sul Mare vacation maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vietri sul Mare are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Catania.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di castiglione, Spiaggia Lannio, Sentiero dei Limoni, Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

1
night
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Polo Tattile Multimediale, contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giuliano, then admire the masterpieces at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate, and finally take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Catania road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vietri sul Mare to Catania. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini
Polo Tattile Multimediale ©
Polo Tattile Multimediale

1
night
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dell'Uzzo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Macari.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo online journey planner .

You can drive from Catania to San Vito lo Capo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In September in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cala dell'Uzzo ©
Cala dell'Uzzo
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo ©
Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from San Vito lo Capo to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from San Vito lo Capo in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Wineries Beaches

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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 13th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and finally make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Milan day trip planning app .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): cool off at Bagni Alberoni, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Sirena, wander the streets of Cannaregio, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, then explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Bagni Sirena
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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