16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Naples
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h
2
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Riva Del Garda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Verona
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
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 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, contemplate the long history of Decumani di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Francesca Delle Cinque Piaghe, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Martiri, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento ai Martiri Napoletani.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip maker site .

London, UK to Naples is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Naples. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Naples reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

3
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museobottega della Tarsialignea and Correale di Terranova Museum. Visit Basilica di Sant'Antonino and Cattedrale di Sorrento for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Naples to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilica di Sant'Antonino ©
Basilica di Sant'Antonino

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 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Dante Alighieri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi. On the next day, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take a stroll through Oltrarno, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Florence when traveling from Sorrento in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
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.
Relax by the water at Beach Bar Alga and Spiaggia di Fegina. Visit Borgo Storico di Manarola and Cinque Terre Trails for their historical value. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink, take a stroll around Vernazza, and trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink ©
Cinque Terre Walk and Drink
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

1
night
Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbioni Beach, take an in-depth tour of MAG Museo Alto Garda, then make a trip to The Bastion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Barbara Church. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, get to know the fascinating history of Monte Brione, head outdoors with Old Ponale Road Path, then make a trip to Piazza 3 Novembre, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre Apponale.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Riva Del Garda trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Riva Del Garda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Monte Brione ©
Monte Brione
Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
MAG Museo Alto Garda ©
MAG Museo Alto Garda

1
night
Verona

Verona
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.
To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Verona trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Venice on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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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.
Visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Piazza San Marco for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and Cannaregio. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, cool off at Bagni Alberoni, and admire the striking features of Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice tour website .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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