17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Rome
— Few hours
+2
Train + Foot + Ferry:  7 h
2
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bologna
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Montepulciano
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Miami, Florida


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Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip site.

Miami, USA to Rome is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Rome is 6 hours. Traveling from Miami in May, expect Rome to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 58°F. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Forio.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Citara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Forio road trip tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Forio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Forio can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
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Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara
Museo Civico del Torrione ©
Museo Civico del Torrione

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 24th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Caracciolo, and then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Naples travel planner.

Drive from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro

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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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria S.Eufemia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Venice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bologna are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita
Cattedrale di San Pietro ©
Cattedrale di San Pietro

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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 30th (Thu): stop by La Massa, then do a tasting at Castello San Donato in Perano, then take in the exciting artwork at La Fornace Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Balducci Ceramica, get a taste of the local shopping with La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, then take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Florence day trip site.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Montepulciano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

San Gimignano, La Fornace Art Gallery, Comune Di Certaldo, La Massa, Castello San Donato in Perano
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Montepulciano

Montepulciano ©
Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Ercolani, then learn about winemaking at De' Ricci, then do a tasting at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa, and finally learn about winemaking at Contucci. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then get into the urban bustle at San Quirico d'Orcia.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Montepulciano trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Montepulciano in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, San Quirico d'Orcia
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San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Contucci ©
Contucci

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Rome

Rome ©
Pantheon and Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lido Riviera and Riserva Naturale Monte Velino. Explore Rome further: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, look for gifts at Bottega Del Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker.

Drive from Montepulciano to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi, Lido Riviera, Riserva Naturale Monte Velino
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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