13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Fly
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Train
5
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pompeii
— 1 night
Drive
7
Positano
— 1 night
Fly
8
Bellagio
— 1 night
Drive
9
Milan
— 1 night
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Venice

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning site.

Tampa, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tampa in July since evenings lows in Venice dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence visit site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 11th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at Cinque Terre Wellness, then see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip maker.

Drive from Florence to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Spanish Steps, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Rome tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Naples

— 1 night
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 14th (Wed): get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of House of Venus in the Shell, and finally delve into the distant past at Granai del Foro.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pompeii online trip planner.

Pompeii is just a short distance from Naples. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Positano

— 1 night
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Positano trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Pompeii to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Bellagio.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Bellagio

— 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna and then take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Bellagio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Bellagio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Positano in July since evenings lows in Bellagio dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Milan

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Milan trip maker website.

You can drive from Bellagio to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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."