17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  12 h
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Pompeii
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  14 h 45 min
End: New York City

4
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.
Centro Storico di Treviso and Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico and Campo Santa Margherita. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Vicenza (Chiesa di Santa Corona & Villa Valmarana ai Nani), La tomba del Petrarca (in Arqua Petrarca) and Ferrara (Via Savonarola, Museo di Casa Romei, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice road trip website.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ferrara, Vicenza, Treviso, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, La tomba del Petrarca
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Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia ©
Abbazia di S.Maria di Praglia
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico ©
Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like San Quirico d'Orcia and Cappella Brancacci. Get a sense of the local culture at Tempio di San Biagio and Basilica di San Domenico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni (in Montalcino) and Cattedrale di San Pietro (in Bologna). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Arnolfo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oratorio di San Sebastiano De' Bini, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa di Dante.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bologna, San Quirico d'Orcia, Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, Tempio di San Biagio
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Tempio di San Biagio ©
Tempio di San Biagio
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni ©
Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni
San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Campidoglio and Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali. Step off the beaten path and head to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo and Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini. Venture out of the city with trips to Bunker Soratte (in Sant'Oreste) and Orvieto (Piazza della Repubblica, Sant'Andrea, Orvieto, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Vatican Necropolis, examine the collection at Complesso del Vittoriano, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, and explore the galleries of Welcome to Rome.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Vatican City, Bunker Soratte
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Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Bunker Soratte ©
Bunker Soratte
Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Central Thermae, explore the ancient world of Fullonica di Stephanus, delve into the distant past at Casa Dei Quadretti Teatrali o Casca Longus - Pompei, then contemplate the long history of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then make a trip to Villa di Giulia Felice, and finally delve into the distant past at Casa di Ottavio Quartione.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Pompeii by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Thermae
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Temple of Jupiter
Temple of Jupiter
Casa del Poeta Tragico ©
Casa del Poeta Tragico

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