16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Pisa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Rome
— 2 nights
subway:  15​min
6
Vatican City
— 1 day
subway:  15​min
7
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Naples
— 2 nights
subway + taxi:  1​h 30​min
9
Amalfi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Glasgow


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2
nights
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 20th (Fri): shop like a local with Mostra Keith Haring, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. On the next day, browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Before you visit Milan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Glasgow, UK to Milan is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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.
For shopping fun, head to Piazza delle Erbe or Vittorio Costantini Workshop. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Arena di Verona. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta & Museo di Castelvecchio) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Mercato Centrale, shop like a local with Limbo Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

Before you visit Florence, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

1
day
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then steep yourself in history at Battistero, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pisa trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Battistero ©
Battistero
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Via Condotti.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planning website .

Getting from Pisa to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
day
Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the galleries of Vatican Grottoes, contemplate the long history of Torre San Giovani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Redemptoris Mater, then stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, then look for gifts at Libreria Editrice Vaticana, and finally examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vatican City trip itinerary maker app .

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. On the next day, shop like a local with Body Worlds - Il Ciclo della Vita, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, view the masterpieces at ALEFBET, then take a stroll through Via del Corso, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Serra.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Rome is very close to Vatican City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Cappella Sansevero, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, explore the gorgeous colors at Posillipo, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and finally take a stroll through Decumani di Napoli.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Naples trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

1
day
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Amalfi travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of subway and taxi from Naples to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in January, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ravello
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

1
night
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, stop by Carthusia, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then get outside with Via Krupp, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at White Grotta, pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, don't miss a visit to Via Camerelle, then stroll through Giardini di Augusto, then don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, and finally Head underground at Blue Grotto.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Capri trip planner.

Drive from Amalfi to Capri in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Capri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Anacapri
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Parco Astarita ©
Parco Astarita
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
White Grotta ©
White Grotta

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