11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Seattle
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thensnap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally make a trip to St Mark's Campanile.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip planning tool.

Seattle, USA to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Venice is 9 hours. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, thenadmire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, thendelve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, thenexplore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Spiaggia Grande, cool off at Fornillo, thenstroll through Spiaggia di castiglione, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Capo di Conca, thenstroll through Lido di Ravello, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 65°F in Ravello. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
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 19th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, thenget curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naples visit site.

Getting from Ravello to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Naples when traveling from Ravello in May, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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