11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  13​h
1
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice
— 2 nights
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 10th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online route planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in May, expect Rome to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Crypt of Santa Reparata, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence planning site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Cinque Terre day trip site .

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then wander the streets of Trastevere, then admire the landmark architecture of Sistine Chapel, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Cinque Terre in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sistine Chapel
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Trastevere ©
Trastevere

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