13 days in Italy Itinerary

13 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

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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 17th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip builder website.

Manchester, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks


— 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Verona trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife


— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and M.G. Design. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and shop like a local with Mercato Centrale.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks


— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Basilica of Saint Trofimena are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Spiaggia Grande, &more). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ravello Arte.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ravello online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips


— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Roman Forum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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.