16 days in Northwest Italy & Pompeii Itinerary

16 days in Northwest Italy & Pompeii Itinerary

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16 days in Northwest Italy & Pompeii Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
2
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
San Gimignano
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Siena
— Few hours
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Pompeii
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Rome
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bogota

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.
You'll explore and learn at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Stanze di Raffaello. Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and stroll the grounds of Vatican Necropolis.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip site .

Bogota, Colombia to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Rome. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bogota in September; daily highs in Rome reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip maker website .

You can take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites
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Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

3
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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hours
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Mura di San Gimignano and then take in panoramic vistas at Rocca of Montestaffoli.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Florence to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
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Rocca of Montestaffoli ©
Rocca of Montestaffoli
Mura di San Gimignano ©
Mura di San Gimignano

few
hours
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Saracini, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planner .

Drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites
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Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
You've now added Academy Of Florence Art Gallery to your itinerary. On the 26th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Florence travel route planning website .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will leave for Pompeii on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii travel route planning website .

Take a train from Florence to Pompeii in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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House of Menander (Casa del Menandro) ©
Forum ©
Forum
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri

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night
Rome

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola ©
Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva ©
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Santa Maria in Trastevere ©
Santa Maria in Trastevere

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