13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

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Fly
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
2
Rome
— 3 nights
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Drive to Pozzuoli, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
3
Forio
— 1 night
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Capri
4
Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Positano
— 1 night
Drive
6
Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive
7
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Durham

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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 28th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, steep yourself in history at Walls of Monteriggioni, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, then do a tasting at Poggio Amorelli, and finally do a tasting at Tenuta Torciano.

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Durham, USA to Florence is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Durham in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Borghese and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and explore the ancient world of Terme di Caracalla.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Forio

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, then boost your wellbeing at Negombo, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rome to Forio takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Forio, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas

Side Trips

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Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 3rd (Fri), Head underground at Blue Grotto, head outdoors with Le Ondine Beach Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castiglione, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally take a memorable drive along Via Krupp. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele, then get to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Capri in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Capri sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Positano

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Positano online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Capri to Positano by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Positano are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Sorrento

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Giardino Romantico, kick back and relax at Cala di Mitigliano, tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

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You can drive from Positano to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sorrento are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Forum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vesuvio National Park. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Lupanar and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Isola d'Ischia travel guide

3.9
Thermal Spas · Castles · Beaches
Floating in the Bay of Naples, mountainous Isola d'Ischia boasts a 34 km (21 mi) long coastline. Nearly 6 million tourists vacation on this volcanic island every year, attracted by its famous thermal spas, beaches, and excellent food. The largest of its beachside towns, e Ischia, often called the Green Island, features a temperate climate allowing a range of Mediterranean plants to thrive in the fertile volcanic soil. On the southern side of the island, you'll see palms, cacti, and agave plants. Other places to visit include the almond groves, vineyards, and olive plantations that cover the northern side of Ischia. Farther away from the island's coastline, you can explore villas, gardens, and ancient towers.