11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Como
— 1 night
Fly
2
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Train
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Venice
— 2 nights
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Como

— 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Como travel itinerary planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Como is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Como. In May, daytime highs in Como are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Sorrento.

Things to do in Como

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Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Como to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Como in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sorrento, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation website.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 52°F in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.