11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 1 night
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Assisi
— 2 nights
4
Rome
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
5
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
6
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 day
7
Cefalu, Sicily
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Thu), take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice journey planner .

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, admire the striking features of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, then steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning website .

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Assisi in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 9th (Fri), shop like a local with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ravello, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
day
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, stroll through Villa Comunale, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Taormina trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ravello to Taormina takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cefalu.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

1
night
Cefalu, Sicily

Cefalu ©
Cefalù is a city and comune in the Province of Palermo, located on the northern coast of Sicily, Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea about 70km east of the provincial capital and 185km west of Messina. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio del Santissimo Sacramento, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then wander the streets of Cefalu Coast, and finally explore the ancient world of La Rocca.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cefalu attractions planning app .

You can drive from Taormina to Cefalu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cefalu

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Rocca di Cefalu ©
Rocca di Cefalu

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