17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

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Fly
1
Pisa
— 3 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
2
Portoferraio
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Taxi to Grosseto
3
Grosseto
— 3 nights
Train
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
5
Naples
— 5 nights
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Pisa

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bagno Carlo as well as Antica Tipografia Biagini. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazzale Michelangelo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Pisa: Florence (Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, &more) and Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa day trip planner.

London, UK to Pisa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Pisa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, expect Pisa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Portoferraio

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Napoleonic Mills House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Monserrato, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Gulliver - Terre d'Autore and then stroll through Spiaggia Della Biodola.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio online visit planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Pisa to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In October in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Grosseto.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Grosseto

— 3 nights
Grosseto is a city and comune in the central Italian region of Tuscany, the capital of the Province of Grosseto. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Fortezza di Montalcino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, and then do a tasting at Podere Il Cocco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Marina di Alberese and then kick back and relax at Dog Beach San Vincenzo.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grosseto sightseeing website.

Getting from Portoferraio to Grosseto by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in October, you will find days in Grosseto are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Grosseto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

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.
Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Grosseto to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Villa Rufolo and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Positano (Fornillo & Church of Santa Maria Assunta) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Galleria Borbonica, go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and shop like a local with Museodivino.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.