17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

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

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 21st (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday planner .

Honolulu, USA to Florence is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Honolulu to Florence. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Honolulu in July, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

3
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Siena route planner .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Siena, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Siena

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

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 25th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

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

You can drive from Siena to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

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

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, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice online travel route builder .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to 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. On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico and then identify plant and animal life at Jonian Dolphin Conservation.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Taranto day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Venice to Taranto takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salve.

Things to do in Taranto

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

1
night
Salve

Salve is a 5,000 inhabitants village and comune in the province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.HistoryIndications of Bronze Age settlements in the territory of Salve have been revealed by several archaeological findings. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Sidereus, and then don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salve trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Taranto to Salve takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Salve is slightly colder than Taranto - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salve

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Antichi Frantoi Ipogei
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Fishing Charters & Tours

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