26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Jacksonville
Fly:  15​h
Rome
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Atrani
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Venice
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Florence
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Fiumicino
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Jacksonville

5
days
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 Capitoline Museums, Villa Borghese, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Let the collections at Borghese Gallery and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Paolo fuori le Mura, make a trip to Roman Forum, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

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

Jacksonville, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in February; daily highs in Rome reach 57°F and lows reach 40°F. You'll set off for Naples on the 28th (Wed).

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Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
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Vatican Museums

1
day
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan. You've now added Vesuvio to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Ruins of Herculaneum will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Galleria Borbonica and Spaccanapoli. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno), Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, and delve into the distant past at San Lorenzo Maggiore.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Naples, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii, Le Vigne di Raito, Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Salerno, Ruins of Herculaneum
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Ruins of Herculaneum ©
Ruins of Herculaneum

4
days
Atrani

Atrani
Atrani is a town and comune on the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Get a sense of the local culture at Azienda vinicola Feudi di San Gregorio and Castello Ducale. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello Normanno - Svevo and Baubaubeachvillage. Explore Atrani's surroundings by going to Co-Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary (in Bovino), Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Complesso Monumentale San Francesco a Folloni (in Montella). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata San Michele Arcangelo and enjoy the sand and surf at Chalet de Mar.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Atrani vacation trip planner.

Drive from Naples to Atrani in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Atrani

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bovino, Castello Normanno - Svevo, Complesso Monumentale San Francesco a Folloni, Collegiata San Michele Arcangelo, Azienda vinicola Feudi di San Gregorio
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Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio
Collegiata San Michele Arcangelo ©
Collegiata San Michele Arcangelo
Chalet de Mar
Chalet de Mar

4
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cannaregio and Doges' Palace. St. Mark's Square and Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Battistero del Duomo), Piazza dei Signori (in Vicenza) and Società per la Conservazione della Basilica di Aquileia (in Aquileia). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacrario Militare di Redipuglia, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Atrani to Venice. Traveling from Atrani in March, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Sacrario Militare di Redipuglia, Società per la Conservazione della Basilica di Aquileia, Piazza dei Signori
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Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

2
days
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Mura, view the masterpieces at Palazzo dei Diamanti, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Santa Maria della Vita, take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Domenico.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Venice to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trip

Ferrara
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Le Mura ©
Le Mura
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

7
days
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Abbazia di San Galgano. Let the collections at Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Gallery capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Bologna to Florence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. March in Florence sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fiumicino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Abbazia di San Galgano, Pro Loco San Gimignano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

1
day
Fiumicino

Fiumicino ©
Fiumicino is a town and comune in the province of Rome, Lazio, central Italy. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Necropoli di Porto, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and then explore the ancient world of Ostia Antica.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fiumicino travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florence to Fiumicino in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Fiumicino can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fiumicino

Historic Sites

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Ostia Antica
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Ostia Antica ©
Ostia Antica
Necropoli di Porto ©
Necropoli di Porto

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