17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Boston
+2
Fly + train + subway:  13​h 45​min
1
Sorrento
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Bari
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Rome
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Montepulciano
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  22​h
End: Boston

4
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei). Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Cataldo, look for gifts at Antonella Ferrante, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip maker website .

Boston, USA to Sorrento is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, train, and subway. Traveling from Boston to Sorrento, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Boston in April; daily highs in Sorrento reach 67°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bari.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Positano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Food Tours

2
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, and then make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bari online route planner .

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Bari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Sorrento in April, Bari is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites
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Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Citta Vecchia - Bari ©
Citta Vecchia - Bari

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning tool .

You can fly from Bari to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Montepulciano

Montepulciano ©
Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Cantina Fattoria della Talosa and then make a trip to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Montepulciano day trip site .

Traveling by car from Rome to Montepulciano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Montepulciano dip to 53°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Siena
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Tempio di San Biagio ©
Tempio di San Biagio
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Cantina Fattoria della Talosa ©
Cantina Fattoria della Talosa

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