17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Naples
— 3 nights
Train
6
Rome
— 4 nights
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Venice — 3 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 discover tucked-away gems like Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Visit Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony for their historical value. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and make a trip to Dorsoduro.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in March, things will get colder in Venice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 19th (Sun), enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, make a trip to Piazza Bra, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Verona online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Venice in March: high temperatures in Verona hover around 34°C and lows are around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Visit Historic Centre of San Gimignano and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Verona in March: high temperatures in Florence hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 23rd (Thu), do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Assisi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naples.
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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your inner history buff will appreciate Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Cloister of Santa Chiara. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lungomare Caracciolo and Villa dei Misteri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Spiaggia Grande (in Positano), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo) and House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) (in Pompeii). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Gennaro, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Assisi to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in March since evenings lows in Naples dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take a stroll through Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:

Italy travel guide

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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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