16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner
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Fly
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
2
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
3
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Civita
— 1 night
Drive
6
Rome
— 4 nights
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Florence — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Miami, USA to Florence is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Florence due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in August, with highs in Florence at 86°F and lows at 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Verona.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Verona — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally catch a live performance at Arena di Verona.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Verona attractions planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Verona sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Venice — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip maker.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Positano.
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Positano — 4 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Lido di Ravello. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione), Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fornillo, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande, and cruise along Amalfi Coast.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Positano trip planning tool.

Getting from Venice to Positano by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in August, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Civita.
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Civita — 1 night

Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta, identify plant and animal life at Setteventi del Pollino, and then take in the views from Il ponte del diavolo.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Civita trip planner.

Drive from Positano to Civita in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning tool.

Getting from Civita to Rome by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.
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