14 days in Italy Itinerary

14 days in Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 day
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Lampedusa
— 1 night
+4
Fly + taxi + ferry + foot + ferry:  9​h 30​min
3
Isola di Favignana
— 1 day
+2
ferry + foot + ferry:  8​h 30​min
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Pompeii
— 1 night
bus:  15​min
6
Naples
— 1 night
7
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence
— 1 night
train:  45​min
9
Bologna
— 1 night
10
Venice
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
12
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, stroll through Villa Comunale, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Taormina road trip app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Taormina is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Taormina: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Castillo de Castelmola
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile

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Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli, and then don't miss a visit to Cala Guitgia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lampedusa road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Taormina to Lampedusa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Taormina in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lampedusa: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Spiaggia dei Conigli ©
Spiaggia dei Conigli
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Guitgia ©
Cala Guitgia

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Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, kick back and relax at Cala Rossa, and then don't miss a visit to Grotte bue marino.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Lampedusa to Isola di Favignana in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lampedusa in August since evenings lows in Isola di Favignana dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

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Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, explore the ancient world of Villa Jovis, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Capri trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Isola di Favignana to Capri in 8.5 hours. In August in Capri, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Villa San Michele
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Forum, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii online vacation planner .

Getting from Capri to Pompeii by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Forum ©
Forum

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Stazione Napoli Centrale, make a trip to Spaccanapoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, then don't miss a visit to Galleria Borbonica, and finally contemplate the long history of Underground Naples.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Naples route maker app .

Naples is just a short distance from Pompeii. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome tour planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

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

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Salaborsa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bologna online journey planner .

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Bologna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita

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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 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, make a trip to Piazza Bra, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and finally steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona.

To find out how to plan a trip to Verona, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Venice to Verona by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife
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Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Piazza Bra ©
Piazza Bra

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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 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria delle Grazie, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Dialogo nel Buio

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