16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 1 night
Train
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Como
— 1 night
Train
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Milan
— 2 nights
Train
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Venice
— 1 night
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Venezia, Pantheon, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Campo de' Fiori, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in nature's colorful creations at Vatican Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route planning tool.

Portland, USA to Rome is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Portland to Rome. Traveling from Portland in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Rome. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Santa Croce, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino Bardini, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Como.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Como

— 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Como driving holiday planning app.

Take a train from Florence to Como in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
You've now added Arco della Pace to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Arco della Pace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan holiday site.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Venice

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ponte di Rialto, Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Capri Boat Experience as well as Positano.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naples vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Tours · Transportation · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Roman Forum as well as Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome holiday maker site.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."