16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Pompeii
— 3 nights
Train
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
4
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
5
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
6
Venice
— 3 nights
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Pompeii — 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri.

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Sydney, Australia to Pompeii is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Pompeii. In May, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

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Traveling by train from Pompeii to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence travel site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Signori, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

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You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Verona are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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