17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner
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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Fly to Golfo Aranci
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Golfo Aranci, Sardinia
— 6 nights
Fly to Naples, Train to Rome
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Rome
— 2 nights
Fly
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Como
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
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Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Rome is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Rome reach 81°F and lows reach 60°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Golfo Aranci.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors
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Golfo Aranci, Sardinia — 6 nights

Golfo Aranci is a comune in the Province of Sassari in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 200km north of Cagliari and about 13km northeast of Olbia.HistoryThe name of the comune derives from a wrong translation from the old Gallurese toponym of the Golfu di li Ranci ("Gulf of the Crabs"). Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spiaggia Nodu Pianu will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia Bianca and Sos Aranzos Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Golfo Aranci: Spiaggia del Dottore (in Murta Maria), Spiaggia di Porto San Paolo (in Porto San Paolo) and Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara (in Porto Istana). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Marinella, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Isuledda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Lorenzo, and get outside with Spiaggie di Capo Ceraso.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Golfo Aranci visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rome to Golfo Aranci in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Golfo Aranci can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You'll set off for Rome on the 8th (Sat).
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain as well as Colosseum. On the 9th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Golfo Aranci to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Como.
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Como — 4 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Lago Maggiore has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Aero Club Como and Chiesa di S. Vincenzo. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Vincenzo casillo atelier.

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You can fly from Rome to Como in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in October, with highs in Como at 64°F and lows at 49°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Milan, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for 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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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