8 days in Florence & Southern Italy Itinerary

8 days in Florence & Southern Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Florence & Southern Italy Itinerary

Start: Newport News
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Florence
— 3 nights
train + subway:  4​h 30​min
2
Sorrento
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Positano
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Newport News

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pitti Palace and Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, & more), Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence holiday maker site .

Newport News, USA to Florence is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newport News to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pisa, Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, San Quirico d'Orcia, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Castello di Monteriggioni
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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then head outdoors with Marina di Puolo, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Sorrento trip planner .

Getting from Florence to Sorrento by combination of train and subway takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Marina di Puolo ©
Marina di Puolo

1
night
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip site .

Positano is very close to Sorrento. In June, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ravello
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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