13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

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Venice
— 3 nights
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Positano
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Milan
— 1 night
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Venice

— 3 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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately Padua away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Venice is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Venice dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Positano

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive, Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, &more) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

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Fly from Venice to Positano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Positano, with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

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Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in September, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

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 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Italy travel guide

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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.