17 days in Charlotte, New York City & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Charlotte, New York City & Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Charlotte, New York City & Italy Itinerary

Start: Charlotte, United States
1
Charlotte, United States
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  5​h
7
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3​h
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Charlotte, United States


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Charlotte, United States

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 3rd (Tue), view the masterpieces at Foundation For The Carolinas, hike along Reedy Creek Nature Center and Preserve, then see the interesting displays at Hendrick Motorsports Complex, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Kings.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Charlotte Douglas International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

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Foundation For The Carolinas ©
Foundation For The Carolinas
Hendrick Motorsports Complex ©
Hendrick Motorsports Complex
Escape Kings ©
Escape Kings

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): wander the streets of Fifth Avenue and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City holiday builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Charlotte to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Venice, Italy

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.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Venice takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Venice is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Venice, with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bellagio.

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Scrovegni Chapel
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Bellagio, Italy

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lenno, get a taste of the local shopping with Abele Experientia Artis, then look for gifts at Azalea - Silk of Como, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bellagio trip planner .

You can drive from Venice to Bellagio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lido di Lenno
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Lido di Lenno ©
Lido di Lenno
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Abele Experientia Artis ©
Abele Experientia Artis

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Bellagio to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Siena Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pitti Palace and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Dante Alighieri.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Duomo di Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di castiglione and Lido di Ravello. For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal or Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Change things up with these side-trips from Ravello: Fornillo (in Positano) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of train and bus from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Le Vigne di Raito
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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