14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice planner.

Seattle, USA to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 9th (Mon), take a stroll around Vernazza, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie, then take in the views from Ponte Thaon di Revel, then get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails, and finally identify plant and animal life at Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre day trip planning site.

You can drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Duomo di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence journey planning app.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.