11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Positano
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Milan
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles


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3
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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Rome route builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Rome hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, cool off at Fornillo, and then look for gifts at Nana' Positano.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Positano day trip tool .

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Nana' Positano ©
Nana' Positano

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 13th (Tue), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Positano to Florence by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. Traveling from Positano in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Milan route maker tool .

Getting from Florence to Milan by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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