16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Auckland
Fly:  31​h
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Verona
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
Auckland

3
days
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 a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Museum-lovers will appreciate Porta della Carta and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Venice is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Venice, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Verona.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Padua
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Porta della Carta
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco

2
days
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 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Giardino Sigurtà. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, explore the world behind art at Castelvecchio Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Palazzo Te
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Borghetto sul Mincio
Palazzo Te
Arena di Verona

2
days
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take some stellar pictures from Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, look for gifts at L'Arte dei Ciompi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

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Take a train from Verona to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Teodoro.

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Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery

2
days
San Teodoro, Sardinia

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Cala Brandinchi and then kick back and relax at Lu Impostu Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda, then look for gifts at Janas Artigianato Sardo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Cinta.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Teodoro vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florence to San Teodoro in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in San Teodoro, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Janas Artigianato Sardo, Cala Brandinchi
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Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach

3
days
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and Basilica di San Pietro. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill
Basilica di San Pietro
Vatican Museums

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