16 days in Italy Itinerary

16 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Salerno
— 3 nights
2
Positano
— 3 nights
3
Rome
— 3 nights
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
5
Florence
— 2 nights
6
Venice
— 2 nights

3
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Salerno side-trips: Tramonti (Monte Finestra & Valico di Chiunzi), Paestum (Lido Esercito & Paestum Ruins) and Maiori (Chiesa di San Francesco & Spiaggia - Hotel Sole Splendid). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Cilento, don't miss a visit to Spiaggia della Crestarella, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Benedetto, and look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip itinerary planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Salerno is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Salerno due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in August since evenings lows in Salerno dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Tramonti, Paestum, Maiori
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Cilento ©
Cilento
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Monte Finestra ©
Monte Finestra

3
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vicoli, scale e archi (in Atrani), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, head outdoors with Spiaggia della Gavitella, shop like a local with Art & Craft Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Positano road trip site.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Positano are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Praiano, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Vicoli, scale e archi, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Positano to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastero di Sant'Andrea, thenexamine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Mount Subasio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, and finally steep yourself in history at San Damiano.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, thencontemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, thenexplore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. August in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): shop like a local with Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, thenexplore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally explore the activities along Riva del Carbon. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, thenmake a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

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

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