16 days in Northwest Italy & Pompeii Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy & Pompeii Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bogota
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
San Gimignano
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
5
Siena
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Bogota

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Museum-lovers will appreciate Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Stanze di Raffaello. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome online journey maker.

Bogota, Colombia to Rome is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Rome. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Cinque Terre takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites
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Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've now added Gallerie Degli Uffizi to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte and then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mura di San Gimignano and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca of Montestaffoli.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Gimignano holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
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Rocca of Montestaffoli ©
Rocca of Montestaffoli
Mura di San Gimignano ©
Mura di San Gimignano

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Siena online route planner.

Drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Siena sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
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Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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Florence

Florence ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence tour planner.

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to Pompeii.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii journey builder tool.

Take a train from Florence to Pompeii in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Pompeii are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) ©
House of Menander (Casa del Menandro)
Forum ©
Forum
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

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night
Rome

Rome ©
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder website.

You can take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola ©
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva ©
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Santa Maria in Trastevere ©
Santa Maria in Trastevere

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