16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Venice
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Train + Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Positano
— 3 nights
Taxi:  1 h
5
Naples
— 1 night
End: Naples

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes I Musici Veneziani, Gallerie dell'Accademia, St Mark's Campanile, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take in the views from Ponte dell'Accademia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Giardino Bardini, Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, The Boboli Gardens, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online itinerary creator.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
nights
Rome

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, sightseeing, religious sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Pantheon, take a stroll through Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Positano.

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

3
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.
Spiaggia Grande has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Pompeii (Teatro Grande, Villa dei Misteri, & more), Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Giardino della Minerva (in Salerno). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Positano online itinerary creator.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii, Giardino della Minerva, Museo della Carta
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Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero and then see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naples travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Positano to Naples by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

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