16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Catania, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Palermo, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Catania, Sicily — 2 nights

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 17th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ancient Theatre of Taormina and then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then cast your line with Barca Lachea Tour, and then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Catania trip builder.

London, UK to Catania is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London to Catania, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Catania reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palermo.
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Palermo, Sicily — 1 night

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 19th (Fri), ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, then contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palermo travel planner.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Naples.
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 20th (Sat), explore the galleries of Galleria Borbonica, then steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gennaro, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Naples in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Rome.
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Rome — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Keep things going the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome To Rome, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome sightseeing website.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce and then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then make a trip to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, get in on the family fun at Leolandia, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Milan itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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