17 days in Northwest Italy, Capri & Amalfi Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy, Capri & Amalfi Itinerary

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17 days in Northwest Italy, Capri & Amalfi Itinerary

Start: Miami
tram + Fly:  13​h 15​min
Rome
— 4 nights
+4
train + foot + subway + foot + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Capri
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  13​h 15​min
End: Miami

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sistine Chapel, The Roman Food Tour, Spanish Steps, and other attractions. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Officine Creative Roma and Souvenirs of Rome - Religious Articles. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

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Miami, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Rome. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in May: high temperatures in Rome hover around 75°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

1
night
Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
You've now added Belvedere Cannone to your itinerary. On the 21st (Mon), stop by Ceramiche Tavassi, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, and finally Head underground at Blue Grotto.

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Getting from Rome to Capri by combination of train and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Villa Rufolo, Fornillo and Wine Tours & Tastings. On the 22nd (Tue), take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, then stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Amalfi can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Amalfi

#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Fornillo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then look for gifts at L'Arte dei Ciompi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercato Centrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, and then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Amalfi to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amalfi in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

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#Shopping, #Museums, #Beaches
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
On the 31st (Thu), shop like a local with Via Condotti, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro.

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You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

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St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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