16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Ravello
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Verona
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Change things up with a short trip to Fornillo in Positano (about 52 minutes away).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Ravello travel planner .

Newark, USA to Ravello is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Ravello, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, explore the world behind art at Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Assisi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence road trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Milan online vacation planner .

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

1
night
Verona

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Procolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Verona day trip site .

Getting from Milan to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Verona are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

3
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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice journey planning app .

Getting from Verona to Venice by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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