16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey maker

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

16 days in Italy Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  6​h 45​min
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
New York City

3
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and San Pietro in Vincoli. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vatican Museums and Colosseum. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey website .

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Rome.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and Loggia dei Lanzi. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Florence.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

2
days
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cavoli and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia della Biodola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portoferraio trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Florence in July, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Portoferraio

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Portoferraio.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia della Biodola ©
Spiaggia della Biodola

3
days
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Castello della Fava and Basilica di San Simplicio will appeal to history buffs.

You can plan San Teodoro trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Portoferraio to San Teodoro by combination of ferry, bus, train, and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Teodoro, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Castello della Fava, Cala Brandinchi, Basilica di San Simplicio
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in San Teodoro.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi

3
days
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.
Visit Basilica di San Marco and Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Venice.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

Similar Plans

19 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Italy SEE PLAN May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Italy & Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM EGYPT June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans