13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Venice
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
La Spezia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Venice

3
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
La Spezia

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santo Stefano, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take a stroll around Vernazza, and finally hike along Cinque Terre Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Portovenere, walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the La Spezia road trip site .

Traveling by car from Venice to La Spezia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in La Spezia sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in La Spezia

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and finally get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Spezia to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, take a stroll through Trastevere, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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