16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner
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Fly
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Florence
— 1 night
Train
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Positano
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
5
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
6
Varenna
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Milan
— 1 night
Train
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Turin
— 1 night
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Florence — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Florence is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Florence is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome online trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Positano.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Positano — 4 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more), Sorrento (I Giardini di Cataldo, Piazza Tasso, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Positano trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Venice — 1 night

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 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Positano to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

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 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally take in the views from Ponte Scaligero.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Varenna.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Varenna — 3 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Varenna side-trips: Bellagio (La Punta Spartivento, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, &more) and Colico (Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona & Forte Montecchio Nord). There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, explore the stunning scenery at Orrido di Bellano, and view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Varenna trip builder site.

You can drive from Verona to Varenna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. July in Varenna sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 21st (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Sant'Alessandro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally get in on the family fun at Leolandia.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Milan tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Varenna to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turin.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Turin — 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin trip builder.

Take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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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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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