16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 2 nights
2
Verona
— 2 nights
3
Milan
— 1 night
4
Florence
— 2 nights
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
6
Salerno
— 2 nights
7
Rome
— 4 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in December, expect Venice to be colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona online road trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December in Verona, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, stop by Fragio Gioielli, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally enjoy some music at La Casa Maledetta.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan vacation builder app.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
La Casa Maledetta ©
La Casa Maledetta

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 29th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Milan in December, expect nights in Florence to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally look for gifts at Sapori dall'Umbria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, admire the striking features of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, then make a trip to Piazza Grande, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in December: highs in Assisi hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Piazza Grande
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
On the 2nd (Sat), make a trip to Chiesa di San Giorgio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio di Pomona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then don't miss a visit to Via dei Mercanti, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo di Citta, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, admire the striking features of Palazzo Fruscione, then admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Salerno online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Salerno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in January, expect Salerno to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Giardino della Minerva ©
Giardino della Minerva
Centro Storico Salerno ©
Centro Storico Salerno
Via dei Mercanti ©
Via dei Mercanti

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: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, stop by Trastevere, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome vacation builder.

You can drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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