13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Fly
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Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rome
— 3 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 1 night
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

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Newark, USA to Florence is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 30th (Sat), stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take a tour by water with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre journey planner.

You can drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Positano.
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Positano — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Positano day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cinque Terre to Positano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Cinque Terre in July, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rome road trip planner.

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 1 night

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then see the sky in a new way at Sidereus.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Maria di Leuca vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Rome to Santa Maria di Leuca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Santa Maria di Leuca are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are about the same (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

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.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Santa Maria di Leuca to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in August since evenings lows in Venice dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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