13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

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13 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Ponta Grossa
Fly:  26​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
2
Naples
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
4
Venice
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Milan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Ponta Grossa

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.
Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Ponta Grossa, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Ponta Grossa to Rome. Traveling from Ponta Grossa in May, you will find days in Rome are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then browse the exhibits of Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, then explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Restituta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naples online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take an in-depth tour of Museo della Misericordia di Firenze, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arciconfraternita Della Misericordia.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip tool .

Take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Naples in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
On the 20th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Milan holiday maker site .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Milan sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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