16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 2 nights
2
Venice
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 2 nights
4
Pisa
— 1 day
5
Rome
— 2 nights
6
Vatican City
— 1 day
7
Rome
— 2 nights
8
Naples
— 2 nights
9
Amalfi
— 1 day
10
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night

2
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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 20th (Fri), shop like a local with Mostra Keith Haring, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan travel route planner.

Glasgow, UK to Milan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Glasgow to Milan is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

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

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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.
Do your shopping at Piazza delle Erbe and Vittorio Costantini Workshop. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Arena di Verona, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 25th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mercato Centrale, view the masterpieces at Limbo Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence day trip site.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, then admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, then steep yourself in history at Baptistery of St. John, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pisa online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Martin Cathedral
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Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
St Martin Cathedral ©
St Martin Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Via Condotti.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Pisa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Vatican Grottoes, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Redemptoris Mater, make a trip to Vatican Necropolis, shop like a local with Libreria Editrice Vaticana, then examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vatican City road trip planner.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In December, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello

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Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): shop like a local with Body Worlds - Il Ciclo della Vita, take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then explore the world behind art at ALEFBET, then take a stroll through Via del Corso, and finally stop by Serra.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome itinerary planner.

Rome is just a stone's throw from Vatican City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Church of St. Louis of the French ©
Church of St. Louis of the French

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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, look for all kinds of wild species at Posillipo, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and finally stop by Decumani di Napoli.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Naples day trip site.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and finally examine the collection at Museo della Carta.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amalfi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples in January, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ravello
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, stop by Carthusia, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at White Grotta, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, make a trip to Via Camerelle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri online trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Amalfi to Capri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Capri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Parco Astarita ©
Parco Astarita
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
White Grotta ©
White Grotta

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