16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Naples
— 2 nights
2
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Pisa
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Milan
— 2 nights
8
Turin
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 1st (Sat), look for gifts at Io sono La Chianina, then shop like a local with Chiaia, then take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Via Toledo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, take a stroll through Spaccanapoli, steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum, and finally explore the ancient world of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Naples holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Naples is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Naples. April in Naples sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riva di Polline and MOAI Beach. Visiting Faggeta del Monte Cimino and Grotte di Pietrasecca will get you outdoors. Step out of Rome to go to L'Aquila and see Zipline, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, look for gifts at Elena Kihlman Designer, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome itinerary planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Faggeta del Monte Cimino, Grotte di Pietrasecca, Riva di Polline, Moai Beach
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Faggeta del Monte Cimino ©
Faggeta del Monte Cimino
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum

2
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then relax in the rural setting at Castello di Verrazzano, and finally take a stroll around Comune Di Certaldo. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Comune Di Certaldo, Castello di Verrazzano
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

few
hours
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at National Museum of San Matteo, stop by L'Orsa Minore, Libri & Mappe, then learn more about the world around you at Biblioteca di Scienze Naturali e Ambientali. Sede del Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio dell'Università di Pisa, and finally contemplate the long history of Camposanto.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Pisa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Pisa sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa
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Camposanto ©
Camposanto
L'Orsa Minore, Libri & Mappe ©
L'Orsa Minore, Libri & Mappe

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Friars, admire the landmark architecture of Doges' Palace, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take a stroll around Isola di Burano, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Frari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Campo del Ghetto, and finally take a stroll through Cannaregio.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Venice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the galleries of Castelvecchio Museum, then explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, then admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Fermo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Verona travel planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Verona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Nicolis Museum
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Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Presso San Satiro, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then take a stroll through Brera District, and finally get engrossed in the history at FAI Villa Necchi Campiglio.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©

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nights
Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 14th (Fri), appreciate the views at Colle del Moncenisio. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Egyptian Museum of Turin, make a trip to Via Roma, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turin travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Milan to Turin in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

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