13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  2 h 45 min
4
Sorrento
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice attractions planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Venice is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Venice, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence vacation planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rome visit planning tool .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, stroll through Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

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Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sorrento, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Positano
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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