17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Positano
— 3 nights
bus + train:  3​h 45​min
5
Vatican City
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
6
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cairo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trevi Fountain as well as Rome Photography Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Campo de' Fiori. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the striking landscape at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and delve into the distant past at Foro di Augusto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome custom trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in November, things will get a bit cooler in Rome: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Pitti Palace and Uffizi Gallery capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and Galleria dell'Accademia. Venture out of the city with trips to Greve in Chianti (Azienda Agricola Altiero & Castello di Verrazzano). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence travel itinerary creator.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Greve in Chianti
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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 ©

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Jazz Club. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di San Marco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo and Ragione Palace. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Mark's Square, admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in November: highs in Venice hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Food Tours as well as Cycling Amalfi Coast. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo and Villa Rufolo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Ravello and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Positano vacation builder.

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Venice to Positano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in November, expect Positano to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vatican City.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, then steep yourself in history at Roman Curia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vatican City itinerary planner.

Getting from Positano to Vatican City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Positano in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Vatican City, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take a stroll through Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome custom trip planner.

Rome is very close to Vatican City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

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