26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  15​h
Rome
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
Naples
— 1 night
ferry:  45​min
Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Atrani
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Naples
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Venice
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence
— 6 nights
train + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
Fiumicino
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Jacksonville

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You've added Villa Borghese, Capitoline Museums, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Colosseum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, explore the ancient world of Foro di Augusto, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Cecilia in Trastevere.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary planner .

Jacksonville, USA to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Jacksonville to Rome is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in February; daily highs in Rome reach 57°F and lows reach 40°F. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

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Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You've added Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Gesu Nuovo Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gesu Nuovo Church, and then examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naples journey planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Naples sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Atrani.

Things to do in Naples

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruins of Herculaneum
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Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

1
night
Sorrento

Sorrento
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Sorrento in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off toAtrani.

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#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks
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2
nights
Atrani

Atrani ©
Atrani is a city and comune on the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Trofimena, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the long history of Villa Romana e Antiquarium, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Lorenzo Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Atrani trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Sorrento to Atrani by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Atrani sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Atrani

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Minori, San Lorenzo Cathedral
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Villa Romana e Antiquarium ©
Villa Romana e Antiquarium
Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto ©

1
night
Naples

Naples ©
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and then don't miss a visit to Scavi Archeologici di Ercolano.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner .

Getting from Atrani to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Naples when traveling from Atrani in March, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Naples

#Historic Sites
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Cloister of Santa Chiara ©
Cloister of Santa Chiara

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.
Attractions like Porta della Carta and Canal Grande make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Scrovegni Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo & Ragione Palace). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip site .

Fly from Naples to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Castello di Rivalta. Explore hidden gems such as Acquaworld and Brera District. There's more to do: examine the collection at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planner .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

#Theme Parks, #Spas, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello di Rivalta, Acquaworld
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello di Rivalta ©
Castello di Rivalta
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Basilica di San Domenico, Siena Cathedral, Battistero di San Giovanni, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Galleria dell'Accademia and Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte. Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Terra di Seta (in Castelnuovo Berardenga) and Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence day trip planner .

Getting from Milan to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fiumicino.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa, Castello di Verrazzano, Terra di Seta, St Martin Cathedral
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

1
night
Fiumicino

Fiumicino ©
Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ostia Antica, then kick back and relax at Il Gabbiano, and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Area of ​​the Port of Trajan (Portus).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fiumicino holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Florence to Fiumicino takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fiumicino

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Il Gabbiano
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Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Porto di Claudio ©
Porto di Claudio

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