16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
Fly + bus + train:  15​h 45​min
1
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Positano
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Salerno
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Verona

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then get outside with King Rock arrampicata, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Verona route planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Verona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Verona due to the time zone difference. May in Verona sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 31st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Arnolfo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Siena trip builder tool .

You can take a bus from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, then identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria delle Rose, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Assisi journey maker website .

Getting from Siena to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande.

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You can drive from Assisi to Positano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Positano, with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Castello di Arechi, steep yourself in history at Villa Guariglia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione, then stroll through Sentiero dei Limoni, and finally stroll through Ravello - Atrani Walk.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salerno online itinerary builder .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. June in Salerno sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Sentiero dei Limoni, Paestum Ruins
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit V Lounge Beach Club and Tiber Village for some beach relaxation. Visiting Catacombe di San Callisto and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online vacation planner .

Getting from Salerno to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salerno in June since evenings lows in Rome dip to 65°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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