16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: New Delhi

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, sightseeing, religious sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport. October in Rome sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, sightseeing, historic sites, religious sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take an in-depth tour of Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, nature, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Grand Canal, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Doges' Palace, and see the interesting displays at Saint Mark's Basilica.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stop by Cantina du Sciacchetra, then stroll through Cinque Terre Trails, and then learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip builder.

Drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Terra di Bargon ©
Terra di Bargon

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Assisi Galleria 6C, stop by La Mela in Tasca, savor the flavors at Bibenda Assisi, then make a trip to Porziuncola, and finally indulge your taste buds at Terra Umbra Antica di Righetti Barbara. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo della Carceri, look for gifts at Il Tapiro, look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, look for gifts at Il Lavandeto di Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, and finally contemplate the long history of San Damiano.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Assisi vacation builder.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Assisi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in October, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C.

Things to do in Assisi

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries
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Assisi Jewels ©
Assisi Jewels
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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