13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Ocean City
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Varenna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  15​h 15​min
End: Ocean City


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2
nights
Positano

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner .

Ocean City, USA to Positano is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocean City to Positano is 6 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Wine Tours & Tastings, Le Vigne di Raito
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

3
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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome day trip site .

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hike along Cinque Terre footpaths, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, and then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre online journey maker .

You can take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

2
nights
Varenna

Varenna ©
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and finally don't miss a visit to Borgo di Pescallo.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Varenna trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Varenna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Varenna sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Riva Bianca Beach, Villa Carlotta, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Borgo di Pescallo, Valchiavenna
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Riva Bianca Beach ©
Riva Bianca Beach
Valchiavenna ©
Valchiavenna
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planning app .

Drive from Varenna to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. October in Venice sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square ©
St. Mark's Square

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