16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner

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Venice
— 2 nights
Train
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Verona
— 1 night
Train
3
Desenzano Del Garda
— 1 night
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Pisa
— 1 night
Train
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Sorrento
— 1 night
Train
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Pompeii
Train
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Sorrento
— 1 night
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry
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Positano
— 1 night
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 1 night
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Venice

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, and then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Gioielleria Eredi Jovon.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Venice. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in October: high temperatures in Venice hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll travel to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Verona vacation site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. October in Verona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Desenzano Del Garda.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Desenzano Del Garda

— 1 night
Desenzano del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, Italy, on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Torre di San Martino della Battaglia , learn about winemaking at Citari, and then don't miss a visit to Porto Vecchio.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Desenzano Del Garda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Desenzano Del Garda takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Desenzano Del Garda

Museums · Wineries

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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planning site.

Drive from Desenzano Del Garda to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Desenzano Del Garda in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Florence, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of St Martin Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pisa visit planner.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Pisa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour and then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento online trip builder.

You can drive from Pisa to Sorrento in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Pisa in October, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Forum, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Lupanar.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pompeii journey website.

You can drive from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pompeii, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

Plan a trip to Sorrento easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites
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Capri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, then make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, and finally don't miss a visit to Via Krupp.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Capri journey maker tool.

Getting from Sorrento to Capri by ferry takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Positano

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Positano driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Amalfi

— 2 nights

Painted Town

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Amalfi Coast, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally indulge your senses at Amalfi Coast Drive.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Positano to Amalfi in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. October in Amalfi sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Plan a trip to Naples easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Amalfi to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Naples, with lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your 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.