17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Trieste
— 1 day
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mantua
— 1 night
Drive
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Turin
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Naples
— 2 nights
Fly

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Trieste

— 1 day

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Giusto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, and finally make a trip to Molo Audace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Trieste trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Trieste. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 16:

Venice

— 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum and Ca' Rezzonico. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and Basilica of St. Anthony. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Padua Botanical Garden) and Ferrara (Castello Estense & Le Mura di Ferrara). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, don't miss a visit to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary site.

Drive from Trieste to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In February in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mantua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:

Mantua

— 1 night

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo della citta Palazzo di San Sebastiano, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, then explore the ancient world of Rotonda di San Lorenzo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Camera degli Sposi.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mantua trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Mantua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mantua are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Turin

— 3 nights

City of Magic

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.
Popular historic sites such as Castello di Issogne and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale. When in Turin, make a side trip to see Forte di Bard in Bard, approximately Bard away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Pietro Micca, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turin trip planner.

Drive from Mantua to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mantua in February, plan for little chillier days in Turin, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planner.

Getting from Turin to Florence by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Turin in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Florence: highs are around 14°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Peter's Square and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, make a trip to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, see the interesting displays at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, then go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 3:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.