16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  17 h 15 min
1
Florence
— 1 day
Bus:  45 min
2
Greve in Chianti
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Asciano
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bagni di San Filippo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
6
Portofino
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
7
Genoa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Turin
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
9
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
10
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
11
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

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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 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Jean Saade, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally stop by MIO Store - Firenze.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Florence is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Florence due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Greve in Chianti.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Shopping
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Jean Saade ©
Jean Saade
MIO Store - Firenze ©
MIO Store - Firenze

1
night
Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Villa Calcinaia Wine Shop, look for gifts at Ghiottineria, and then experience rural life at Castello di Verrazzano.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Greve in Chianti tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Florence to Greve in Chianti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Asciano.

Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Ghiottineria
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Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Villa Calcinaia Wine Shop ©
Villa Calcinaia Wine Shop
Ghiottineria ©
Ghiottineria

1
night
Asciano

Asciano ©
Asciano is a comune and hill town in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Macelleria Ricci and then identify plant and animal life at Crete Senesi.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Asciano online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Greve in Chianti to Asciano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bagni di San Filippo.

Things to do in Asciano

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Macelleria Ricci
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Crete Senesi ©
Crete Senesi
Macelleria Ricci ©
Macelleria Ricci

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night
Bagni di San Filippo

Bagni di San Filippo ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll around San Quirico d'Orcia, look for all kinds of wild species at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, and then look for gifts at Horto Sapiens.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bagni di San Filippo driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Asciano to Bagni di San Filippo takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Bagni di San Filippo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Bagni di San Filippo

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Horto Sapiens, San Quirico d'Orcia
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Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo ©
Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo
San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Horto Sapiens ©
Horto Sapiens

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night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for gifts at Cantina du Sciacchetra, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre road trip planning tool.

Getting from Bagni di San Filippo to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Portofino.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Cantina du Sciacchetra ©
Cantina du Sciacchetra

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night
Portofino

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. On the 21st (Tue), kick back and relax at Baia di Paraggi and then identify plant and animal life at Area Marina Protetta Portofino.

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You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Portofino in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in August, Portofino is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Portofino

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Baia di Paraggi
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Area Marina Protetta Portofino ©
Area Marina Protetta Portofino

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night
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 22nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Scoglio dei Mille and then wander the streets of Boccadasse.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Genoa vacation website.

Traveling by train from Portofino to Genoa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods
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Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Scoglio dei Mille ©
Scoglio dei Mille

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, then make a trip to Piazza Castello, and finally get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect Turin to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Piazza Castello ©
Piazza Castello
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Milan, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks
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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for gifts at Vivavino Wine Shop, admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borghetto sul Mincio.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Verona sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Milan to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Venice on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Verona

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Borghetto sul Mincio
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Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family ©
Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family
Vivavino Wine Shop ©
Vivavino Wine Shop
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cannaregio and Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico. Visiting Bahia del Sole and Oasi Ca' di Mezzo will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory (in Burano), Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua) and Laguna di Bibione (in Bibione). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory, Bahia del Sole, Basilica of St. Anthony, Laguna di Bibione, Le Tegnue dell'Alto Adriatico
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Laguna di Bibione ©
Laguna di Bibione
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Oasi Ca' di Mezzo ©
Oasi Ca' di Mezzo

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