17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba, step into the grandiose world of Castello di San Giusto, contemplate the waterfront views at Golfo di Trieste, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, and finally make a trip to Molo Audace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Trieste day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Trieste. In March, daytime highs in Trieste are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Trieste

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

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.
Natural History Museum and Palazzo dei Diamanti will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico di Venezia and San Giorgio Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more) and Ferrara (Castello Estense & Le Mura di Ferrara). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Ca' Rezzonico, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice day trip planning app.

Getting from Trieste to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. March in Venice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 6:

Mantua

— 1 night

Sleeping Beauty

Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo della citta Palazzo di San Sebastiano, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Camera degli Sposi.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mantua trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Venice to Mantua in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Mantua, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Juventus Museum. Appreciate the collections at Armeria Reale and MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Pietro Micca, make a trip to Piazza Castello, get great views at Basilica of Superga, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turin online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mantua to Turin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mantua in March, you will find days in Turin are little chillier (11°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, then see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, contemplate the long history of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, get curious 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 pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Turin to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Turin in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

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 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Assisi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 13:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Peter's Square and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Storico Piana delle Orme and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Ostia Antica to see Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Borghese, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

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 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then examine the collection at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, then take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, take an in-depth tour of The Neapolis Buried, then don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gesu Nuovo Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naples day trip website.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Naples are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

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.