22 days in Italy & Cincinnati Itinerary

22 days in Italy & Cincinnati Itinerary

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22 days in Italy & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: Lexington, United States
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Cincinnati, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Trento, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Stresa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Lexington, United States

3
nights
Cincinnati, United States

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ark Encounter and National Museum of the US Air Force. Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort), Keeneland (in Lexington) and Woodford Reserve Distillery (in Versailles). There's more to do: snap pictures at Roebling Suspension Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati journey website .

Lexington to Cincinnati is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

National Museum of the US Air Force, Keeneland, Woodford Reserve Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Ark Encounter
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cannaregio and Ponte dei Sospiri. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Giorgio Maggiore and Doge's Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica di Sant’Antonio, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Venice takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Cincinnati to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in April since evenings lows in Venice dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, then get curious at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, and finally explore the ancient world of Cattedrale di San Vigilio.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trento route planner .

Drive from Venice to Trento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Trento sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Trento

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Cattedrale di San Vigilio ©
Cattedrale di San Vigilio

1
night
Stresa, Italy

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, get a taste of the local shopping with Palazzo Borromeo, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of San Carlone.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stresa trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Trento to Stresa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Stresa sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Stresa

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Statue of San Carlone
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Statue of San Carlone ©
Statue of San Carlone

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and Abbazia di San Galgano. Let the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Cappella Brancacci capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello di Monteriggioni (in Monteriggioni), Siena Cathedral (in Siena) and Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner .

Traveling by train from Stresa to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Stresa in April since evenings lows in Florence dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Galgano, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Duomo di Pisa, Duomo di Siena, Castello di Monteriggioni
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome travel planning site .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano ©
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa San Michele and Galleria Borbonica. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia and I Faraglioni. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello) and Giardini di Augusto (in Capri). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and don't miss a visit to Stazione Napoli Centrale.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Naples day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Villa San Michele
Highlights from your plan
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

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