16 days in Southern Italy & Tuscany Itinerary

16 days in Southern Italy & Tuscany Itinerary

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16 days in Southern Italy & Tuscany Itinerary

Start: Oranjestad, Aruba
Fly + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Naples
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
2
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Siena
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Oranjestad, Aruba

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Appreciate the collections at Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori and 2Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Ceramiche Sara (in Vietri sul Mare), Salerno (Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte & Chiesa di San Benedetto) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naples online travel route planner .

Oranjestad, Aruba to Naples is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Oranjestad to Naples due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oranjestad in September, things will get slightly colder in Naples: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Paestum Ruins
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Marina Di Vietri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Lannio, and then learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pompeii road trip tool .

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. September in Pompeii sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia Lannio, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Marina Di Vietri, Le Vigne di Raito
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

3
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Duomo di Ravello and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo will appeal to history buffs. Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amalfi trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Pompeii to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pompeii in September since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Scala
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

2
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella di Piazza, then explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria del Carmine (San Niccolo al Carmine), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena.

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You can drive from Amalfi to Siena in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Siena when traveling from Amalfi in September, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Change things up with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planner.

Getting from Siena to Florence by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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