17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Rome
1
Rome
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ercolano
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
3
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Paestum
— 1 day
Drive + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
5
Messina
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Taormina
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Syracuse
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
8
Catania
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
10
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
End: Rome

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport. May in Rome sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Ercolano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

few
hours
Ercolano

Ercolano
Ercolano is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania of Southern Italy. On the 26th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia di Santa Caterina Vergine e Martire.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ercolano route planning website.

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ercolano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ercolano can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Ercolano

Historic Sites

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.
On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta and then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Rosario, thentake some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and finally make a trip to Fiordo di Furore.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amalfi online trip planner.

Drive from Ercolano to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ercolano in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 65°F. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Paestum.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Fiordo di Furore, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

1
day
Paestum

Paestum ©
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins, thenexplore the ancient world of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, and finally explore the historical opulence of Borgo Medievale di Agropoli.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paestum road trip planning tool.

Drive from Amalfi to Paestum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Paestum are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Messina.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Highlights from your plan
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum

1
night
Messina

Messina
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Messina vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Paestum to Messina in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Messina

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

few
hours
Taormina

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giuseppe, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, thenwalk around Villa Comunale, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Varo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Taormina trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Messina to Taormina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Taormina are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesa di San Giuseppe
Highlights from your plan
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile
Chiesa di San Giuseppe ©
Chiesa di San Giuseppe

few
hours
Syracuse

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Syracuse planning website.

You can drive from Taormina to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi ©
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

2
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Catania day trip planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Catania

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

EtnaExcursion.it
Highlights from your plan
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
EtnaExcursion.it ©
EtnaExcursion.it

2
nights
Venice

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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Catania to Venice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), make a trip to Piazza Bra, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Verona travel planning website.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June in Verona, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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