17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Siena
— 1 night
Drive
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Ravello
— 1 night
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Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately Padua away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice sightseeing planning tool.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice due to the time zone difference. April in Venice sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to I Portoni della Bra, catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

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Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. April in Verona sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

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You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Siena, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano.

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You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Assisi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

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You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Naples.
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Naples — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and finally don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ravello.
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Ravello — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Naples in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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