11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Bus to Vienna, Fly to Venice
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Venice
— 1 night
Shuttle
2
Padua
Train
3
Verona
— 1 night
Train
4
Bologna
Train
5
Genoa
— 1 night
Train
6
Florence
— 1 night
Drive
7
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Assisi
Drive
9
Cascia
— 1 night
Drive
10
Rome
— 1 night
Drive
11
Melito di Napoli
— 1 night
Drive
12
Positano
Drive
13
Pompeii
— 1 night
Fly to Vienna, Bus to Bratislava

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Venice

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the exciting artwork at Max Studio, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

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Bratislava, Slovakia to Venice is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bratislava in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Venice, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Padua

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Padua trip planning website.

Take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Padua are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Verona.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Padua to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Verona when traveling from Padua in August, with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Isolani, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Santo Stefano, then take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Verona to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Bologna, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites

Genoa

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
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You can take a train from Bologna to Genoa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Bologna in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Genoa: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano, then steep yourself in history at Walls of Monteriggioni, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Siena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi holiday planner.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cascia.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites

Cascia

— 1 night
Cascia is a town and comune (municipality) of the Italian province of Perugia in a rather remote area of the mountainous southeastern corner of Umbria. To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cascia holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Cascia takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Assisi in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Cascia. You will leave for Rome on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Cascia

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

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 1st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and then make a trip to Trevi Fountain. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cascia to Rome in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melito di Napoli.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Melito di Napoli

— 1 night
For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Melito di Napoli trip builder tool.

You can drive from Rome to Melito di Napoli in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Melito di Napoli can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Positano.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Melito di Napoli to Positano takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the ancient world of Forum, then contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pompeii online vacation planner.

You can drive from Positano to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

Province of Siena travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".

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