16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Sorrento
— 2 nights
+2
subway + train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get some cultural insight at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square. Museum-lovers will appreciate Doges' Palace and Accademia Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Grand Canal, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Alberoni, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Irvine, USA to Venice. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. While traveling from Irvine, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Sovestro in Poggio Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Castello di Verrazzano and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello di Verrazzano
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Passeggiata di Gianicolo and V Lounge Beach Club. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Complesso Museale di Santa Chiara, then see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Lido Onde Blu, then explore the world behind art at Capodimonte Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, and finally take a stroll through Spaccanapoli.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Naples sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lido Onde Blu, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte ©
Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Fornillo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Faito e Panorama, and then take an in-depth tour of Museobottega della Tarsialignea. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at I Giardini di Cataldo, then kick back and relax at Marina di Puolo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento online itinerary creator.

Traveling by taxi from Naples to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monte Faito e Panorama, Fornillo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento

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