17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h
2
Ravello
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Positano
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

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.
Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Galleria Borghese and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip maker .

Lisbon, Portugal to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Rome. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ravello online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Ravello, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Sentiero dei Limoni
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pitti Palace and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Appreciate the collections at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

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You can do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Verona

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Verona road trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace capture your imagination. Basilica di San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip tool .

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery, then look for gifts at La Botteguccia Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and finally kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then admire the masterpieces at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Positano in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in September since evenings lows in Positano dip to 23°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento, Chiesa dei Santi Ciro e Giovanni
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

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