16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Turin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Menaggio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
End: New York City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ostia Antica and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get some historical perspective at Palatine Hill and Villa d'Este. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip builder.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome due to the time zone difference. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello e Parco di Masino, then trek along Colline di Torino, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Basilica Maria Ausiliatrice, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then admire the masterpieces at Egyptian Museum of Turin.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turin vacation builder.

Getting from Rome to Turin by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Menaggio.

Things to do in Turin

#Museums, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trip

Castello e Parco di Masino
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Egyptian Museum of Turin ©
Egyptian Museum of Turin
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

2
nights
Menaggio

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, don't miss a visit to Campanile di San Nicolo, then admire the striking features of i Giardini di Villa Melzi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the water at your own pace with AC Boat and then head outdoors with Turati Centro Nautico Lario.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Menaggio travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Turin to Menaggio takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Menaggio

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Campanile di San Nicolo, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Castello di Vezio, i Giardini di Villa Melzi
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
AC Boat ©
AC Boat
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Castello di Bardi and Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. Venture out of the city with trips to Biking Trails Levanto - Framura (in Levanto), Isola Palmaria (in Porto Venere) and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro (in Tellaro).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Menaggio to Cinque Terre takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro, Castello di Bardi, Isola Palmaria, Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Frari, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Doges' Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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