11 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

11 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

Manila, Luzon
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Rome
— 3 nights
train + shuttle + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Capri, Island of Capri
— 3 nights
ferry + shuttle + train:  5​h
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice
— Few hours
Fly:  24​h
Manila, Luzon

2
days
Rome

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Louis of the French.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary maker.

Manila, Philippines to Rome is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Rome. When traveling from Manila in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Rome: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basilica di San Pietro
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Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro
Pantheon

3
days
Capri, Island of Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortini Coastal Walk and Monte Solaro. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, look for gifts at Eco Capri, don't miss a visit to Belvedere di Tragara, and admire the natural beauty at Gardens of Augustus.

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Do a combination of train, shuttle, and ferry from Rome to Capri in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Anacapri
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Fortini Coastal Walk
I Faraglioni
Monte Solaro

3
days
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazzale Michelangelo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

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You can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and train from Capri to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Capri in May, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery

1
day
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.
On the 26th (Fri), make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

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You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
Ponte di Rialto

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