17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Naples
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Milan
— 3 nights
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Palermo — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo Falcone - Borsellino, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Santa Maria della Pieta', and then take a stroll through La Kalsa.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palermo attractions planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Palermo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.
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Naples — 3 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 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pio Monte della Misericordia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea, delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then explore the ancient world of Forum, then make a trip to Lupanar, and finally explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naples road trip planning app.

You can fly from Palermo to Naples in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll set off for Rome on the 17th (Wed).
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Rome — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Cupola di San Pietro. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Piazza del Campidoglio.

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

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, take a stroll through Piazza della Repubblica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Brancacci, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Centro Storico di Venezia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Giorgio Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Melissa Beach and Museo del Novecento. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Casa Milan. Change things up with a short trip to Parco della Rocca Borromea in Arona (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, and take a stroll through Brera District.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary website.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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