11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Loggia dei Lanzi. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip app .

Newark, USA to Florence is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newark to Florence, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Santa Maria in Trastevere and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino and then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lampedusa holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Lampedusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Lampedusa, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lampedusa

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

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

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You can fly from Lampedusa to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 59°F in Venice. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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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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