13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Pompeii
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Rome
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Perugia
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
5
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Saint Louis

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Explore hidden gems such as Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Colle del Gianicolo. Step out of Rome to go to Subiaco and see Monastero Di S.Benedetto, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary builder .

Saint Louis, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Saint Louis to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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day
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 23rd (Wed), delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, steep yourself in history at Forum, then steep yourself in history at Casa del Fauno, then do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii online route planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Wineries
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Forum ©
Forum
Bosco de Medici Winery ©
Bosco de Medici Winery
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

1
night
Rome

Rome
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Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Perugia.

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. On the 24th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Eurochocolate Festival, examine the collection at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, then admire the striking features of San Pietro, then explore the ancient world of Arco Etrusco, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondazione Marini Clarelli Santi - Casa Museo degli Oddi.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perugia road trip planning website .

Getting from Rome to Perugia by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Perugia, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Rome.

Things to do in Perugia

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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night
Rome

Rome
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Traveling by bus from Perugia to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll set off for Florence on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Basilica di Aquileia in Aquileia, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°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
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Rome

Rome
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Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 31st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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