11 days in Italy Itinerary

11 days in Italy Itinerary

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11 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Train:  12​h 45​min
1
Salerno
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then hike along Sentiero dei Limoni, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salerno road trip planner .

Boston, USA to Salerno is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Salerno. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Sentiero dei Limoni, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande, then stop by Nana' Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina di Praia Beach, then stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, and finally kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano journey planner .

You can ride a ferry from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salerno in July since evenings lows in Positano dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marina di Praia Beach, Lido Capo di Conca, Lido di Ravello
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome planner .

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Like a Venetian, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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