13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 3 nights
2
Pompeii
— 1 day
3
Rome
— 1 night
4
Perugia
— 1 day
5
Rome
— 1 night
6
Florence
— 2 nights
7
Venice
— 3 nights
8
Rome
— 1 night

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fontana dell'Acqua Paola as well as Terrazza del Gianicolo. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Monastero Di S.Benedetto in Subiaco--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online itinerary builder.

Saint Louis, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Rome is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Saint Louis in October since evenings lows in Rome dip to °F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Monastero Di S.Benedetto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, steep yourself in history at Forum, thendelve into the distant past at Casa del Fauno, thenlearn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pompeii holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Pompeii, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries
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Teatro Grande ©
Teatro Grande
Forum ©
Forum
Bosco de Medici Winery ©
Bosco de Medici Winery

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night
Rome

Rome
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome route planner.

Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Perugia on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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Perugia

Perugia ©
Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
You've now added Eurochocolate Festival to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Eurochocolate Festival, examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro, thendelve into the distant past at Arco Etrusco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Fondazione Marini Clarelli Santi - Casa Museo degli Oddi.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Perugia trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Rome to Perugia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Perugia sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Perugia

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Arco Etrusco ©
Arco Etrusco

1
night
Rome

Rome
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Getting from Perugia to Rome by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, thendon't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, thenexplore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence route planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Florence sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica di Aquileia in Aquileia (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and don't miss a visit to Campo Santa Margherita.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Basilica di Aquileia
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

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night
Rome

Rome
For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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