13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Montepulciano
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ravello
— 3 nights
Ferry
5
Capri
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Municipio, Train to Rome, Fly to Knoxville

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Venice — 2 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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice route maker tool.

Knoxville, USA to Venice is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montepulciano.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Montepulciano — 1 night

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Vintage Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see Vintage Tours and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, then make a trip to Piazza del Campo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

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You can drive from Florence to Montepulciano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Montepulciano sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.
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Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Ravello — 3 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Raito). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, and ponder the design of Fontana sant'Andrea.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read our Ravello travel route planning app.

You can drive from Montepulciano to Ravello in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Montepulciano in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, then kick back and relax at Marina Piccola, and finally Head underground at Blue Grotto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Capri online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ravello to Capri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Ravello in July, Capri is slightly colder at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Province of Florence travel guide

4.4
Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Province of Siena travel guide

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Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".

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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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