16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h
1
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Pompeii
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Naples
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Murano, Burano & Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour has been added to your itinerary. St. Mark's Square and Scala Contarini del Bovolo will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St Mark's Campanile. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Venice is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get a bit cooler in Venice: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, and other attractions. On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monumento a Dante Alighieri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Visit Piazza Navona and Catacombe di San Callisto for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Foro di Augusto.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, shop like a local with Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giovanni del Toro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amalfi trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Amalfi: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 72°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ravello
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

1
night
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 24th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip planner .

You can drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pompeii, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:
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2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 25th (Tue), explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Naples road trip site .

Naples is just a short distance from Pompeii. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©

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