17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Miami
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
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


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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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in May; daily highs in Rome reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. You'll set off for Forio on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vito and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dell’Arciconfraternita di Santa Maria Visitapoveri a Forio. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), enjoy the sand and surf 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.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Forio travel site .

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. May in Forio sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
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Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana) ©
Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana)
Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara

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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples and then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, then steep yourself in history at Ruins of Herculaneum, and finally make a trip to Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by ferry from Forio to Naples takes 1.5 hours. May in Naples sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

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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.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Naples to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
On the 29th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bologna day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Outdoors
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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.
On the 30th (Thu), learn about winemaking at La Massa, then do a tasting at Castello San Donato in Perano, then get a taste of the local shopping with La Fornace Art Gallery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Balducci Ceramics, then view the masterpieces at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, then take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo, and finally explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. 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, Castello San Donato in Perano, Comune Di Certaldo, La Massa
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Ercolani, learn about winemaking at De' Ricci, then do a tasting at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa, and finally do a tasting at Contucci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Centro Storico di Siena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of San Quirico d'Orcia.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Montepulciano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Montepulciano are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough 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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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and Mostra Permanente Tommaso Gismondi. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Lido Riviera (in Salto di Fondi) and Riserva Naturale Monte Velino (in Magliano de' Marsi). Enjoy Rome some more: stop by Bottega Del Pantheon.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Montepulciano to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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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