16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 1 night
Drive
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Selva di Val Gardena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Como
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 1 night
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Rome — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa Borghese, Trevi Fountain and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome travel planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Rome. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amalfi.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
You've added Tours of Capri, Positano, Cave of Smeraldo, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Positano, don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Tours of Capri, Head underground at Blue Grotto, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally trek along Valle dei Mulini.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Florence.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Leaning Tower of Pisa as well as Arno. Popular historic sites such as Piazza del Duomo and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Amalfi in October, with lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Venice.
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Venice — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, stop by Campo del Ghetto, stop by Cannaregio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Venice online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Selva di Val Gardena.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Selva di Val Gardena — 3 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di San Giacomo and Duomo di Bressanone. Get outdoors at Parco Naturale Puez Odle and Gardena Pass. Get out of town with these interesting Selva di Val Gardena side-trips: Val di Funes (in Funes) and Kloster Neustift (in Varna).

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Selva di Val Gardena day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Selva di Val Gardena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Venice, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Selva di Val Gardena, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Como.
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Como — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Le Chicche torte di caramelle By Bijoux, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario SS. Crocifisso, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Como trip planning app.

Drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Como in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in October; daily highs in Como reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo and then test your problem-solving skills at La Casa Maledetta.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Milan, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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