11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Florence
— 2 nights
Train
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Venice
— 2 nights
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Florence — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Florence is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Rome — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Visit Colosseum and Palatine Hill for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, steep yourself in history at Forum of Augustus, and make a trip to Domus Aurea.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 3 nights

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.
Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Church of Santa Maria Assunta will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione. Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Positano (Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Boat Tours & Water Sports). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and savor the flavors at Amalfi Coast Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rome to Amalfi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Amalfi, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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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 (Wed): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. On the next day, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Fly from Amalfi to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from Amalfi in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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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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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