16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Milan
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Ravello
— 3 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza San Marco, appreciate the history behind Punta della Dogana, steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Grassi.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

San Francisco, USA to Venice is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Verona
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
day
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 11th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip website.

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence journey planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Assisi, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Ravello

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravello: Positano (Fornillo, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Praiano (Torre di Grado, Spiaggia della Gavitella, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Assisi to Ravello by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Assisi in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 70°F in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Piccadilly
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in September, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

Similar Plans

17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 20 days in Amsterdam, Italy & France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 19 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ARMENIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 29 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Italy, Croatia & Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Spain, Italy & Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans