16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Washington DC
subway + bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly + train + bus:  8​h
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Carloforte, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 15​min
Washington DC

3
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia di Torre Paola and Duna 31.5. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vatican Museums and Colosseum. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip site .

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Washington DC to Rome, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You'll set off for Baunei on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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Vatican City, Sabaudia
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
days
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at Immersioni a Cala Mariolu, then kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, then explore and take pictures at Maschera di Pietra, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Girasole and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Baunei vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rome to Baunei takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In May in Baunei, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Baunei

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Girasole
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Cala Mariolu ©
Cala Mariolu
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo ©
Chiesa di San Pietro al Golgo

1
day
Carloforte, Sardinia

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Capo Sandalo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Delle Colonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Giunco Isola di San Pietro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Madonna dello Schiavo.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Carloforte trip maker app .

You can drive from Baunei to Carloforte in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Carloforte

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Chiesa della Madonna dello Schiavo ©
Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo ©
Chiesa San Carlo Borromeo

2
days
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Ginepro Beach and then kick back and relax at Sos Aranzos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Cala di Budoni and then kick back and relax at Baia Sant'Anna.

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Getting from Carloforte to San Teodoro by car takes about 4.5 hours. June in San Teodoro sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in San Teodoro

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Budoni, Osalla Beach, Sos Aranzos Beach
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2
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verrazzano.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip site .

Getting from San Teodoro to Florence by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannaregio and Scrovegni Chapel. Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. Change things up with a short trip to Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Venice journey maker site .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

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