16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
ferry:  30​min
2
Murano
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Pisa
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Naples
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Geneva

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia, Campo del Ghetto, Venice Free Walking Tour, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Popular historic sites such as Porta della Carta and St Mark's Campanile are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

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Paris, France to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Murano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
Murano

Murano ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo del Vetro, then view the masterpieces at Vetreria Guarnieri Di Levorato Pierina & C. S.A.S., and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Eraclea Beach, examine the collection at Museo del Merletto, and then step off the mainland to explore Isola di Burano.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Murano day trip planning site .

Murano is just a stone's throw from Venice. In July, daytime highs in Murano are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Murano

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Museo del Merletto, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Eraclea Beach
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Church of Santa Maria e San Donato ©
Church of Santa Maria e San Donato
Museo del Merletto ©
Museo del Merletto

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi and then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery. On your second day here, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Murano to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Beaches Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

few
hours
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Pisa, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Pisa.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pisa online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Pisa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Battistero ©
Battistero

1
night
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena planning site .

Drive from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Pisa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

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.
Family-friendly places like Palatine Hill and Trevi Fountain will thrill your kids. Piazza Navona and Colosseum will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, and make a trip to Pantheon.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome planning website .

Drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Siena, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Ruins of Herculaneum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo and Cloister of Santa Chiara. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vesuvio, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples holiday site .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ravello, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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