13 days in Italy & Hungary Itinerary

13 days in Italy & Hungary Itinerary

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13 days in Italy & Hungary Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Colico, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

1
night
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then steep yourself in history at Forum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii online attractions planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Pompeii is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Pompeii. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Pompeii reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

2
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome day trip planner.

Getting from Pompeii to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, make a trip to L’importuno di Michelangelo, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Florence day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Pentagona and then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Nightlife Historic Sites
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Torre Pentagona ©
Torre Pentagona

1
night
Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como, admire the natural beauty at Parco di Villa Serbelloni, and then admire the natural beauty at i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bellagio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Bellagio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Colico.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Borgo di Pescallo ©
Borgo di Pescallo
Parco di Villa Serbelloni ©
Parco di Villa Serbelloni

1
night
Colico, Italy

Colico ©
Colico is a city in the province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, and then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colico trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Colico takes 1.5 hours. May in Colico sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Colico

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villa Monastero, Castello di Vezio
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Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Colico to Venice in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then look for gifts at Reflexshop, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Budapest vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Budapest when traveling from Venice in May, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
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Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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