17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  23​h
1
Milan
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 45​min
3
Taranto
— 1 day
train:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Lucca
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Florence
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then listen to music at La Casa Maledetta, and finally explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary maker site .

Honolulu, USA to Milan is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 11 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Milan, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find out how to plan a trip to Venice, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Milan to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Taranto.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
day
Taranto

Taranto ©
Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and then identify plant and animal life at Jonian Dolphin Conservation.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Taranto trip planner .

Getting from Venice to Taranto by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Taranto, with lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Taranto

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Museo Nazionale Archeologico ©
Museo Nazionale Archeologico

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to Pantheon.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary maker .

Take a train from Taranto to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Taranto in July since evenings lows in Rome dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

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
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Manarola and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

1
night
Lucca

Lucca ©
Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, learn about winemaking at Fattoria al Dotto, and then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucca tour site .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piazza dei Miracoli
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Fattoria al Dotto ©
Fattoria al Dotto
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker site .

You can take a bus from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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