17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 1 night
Drive
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 1 day
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bolzano
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
Drive
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Milan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Como
— 1 day
Fly

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Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, take in the exciting artwork at Museodivino, pause for some serene contemplation at San Lorenzo Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Sacra Ruota degli Esposti, then steep yourself in history at La Terrazza di M. Nonio Balbo, and finally explore the ancient world of Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip planning app.

New Delhi, India to Naples is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Naples at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
We've included these beaches for you: Marina of Lobra and Cinque Mare Services. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa di San Prisco e Agnello and Granai del Foro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Pompeii (Villa di Giulia Felice, Casa di Ottavio Quartione, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Marco Evangelista, shop like a local with Gallery Raffaele Celentano, and examine the collection at Villa Fondi.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sorrento travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In September in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Rome

— 1 day

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna, look for gifts at Bartolucci, then admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina, then don't miss a visit to Vatican Necropolis, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna E Contemporanea.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning website.

Take a train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sorrento in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, stop by Oltrarno, get advice or help at Palazzo Strozzi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Lorenzo, then take a stroll through Piazza della Repubblica, and finally examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Convento di San Francesco, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, take an in-depth tour of Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, then look for gifts at La Pelle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Di Camaiore.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Salvador, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, step into the grandiose world of Ca' d'Oro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vidal, then take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, and finally admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Fortuny (Pesaro degli Orfei), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Moise, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Pantalon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Bolzano

— 1 night

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bolzano itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Bolzano in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in Bolzano sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Verona on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Bolzano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santissima Trinita in Monte Oliveto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida-Verona, take in the spiritual surroundings of SS. Siro e Libera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at S. Giovanni in Valle, then take in the exciting artwork at Anna Grazia Perlini Creazioni in Ceramica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria in Organo.

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Traveling by car from Bolzano to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Milan

— 5 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Strada Coperta, Strade Sotterranee e Cavallerizza and Chiesa di San Francesco. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Decorative Arts and Museo Pieta Rondanini. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Sforzesco (in Vigevano), Pavia (Basilica di San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro, Basilica San Teodoro, &more) and Santuario Madonna Di Perello (in Algua). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Vigilio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Simpliciano, and don't miss a visit to Rocca di Bergamo.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan travel app.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

Como

— 1 day

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.
On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to World War I Trenches, steep yourself in history at Moltrasio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo San Salvatore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Carpoforo, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Teatro del Gusto Como.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Como trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Como, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
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."