12 days in Italy & Newark Itinerary

12 days in Italy & Newark Itinerary

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12 days in Italy & Newark Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
1
Newark, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  11​h
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

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day
Newark, United States

Newark ©
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lucy's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, then walk around Branch Brook Park, and finally browse the collection at Newark Public Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Newark tour itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Newark Liberty International Airport, La Guardia Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Newark are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Newark

Historic Sites Parks
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St. Lucy's Church
St. Lucy's Church
Branch Brook Park ©
Branch Brook Park

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nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Palazzo delle Debite & Scrovegni Chapel) and Verona (Piazza delle Erbe & Arena di Verona). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

Getting from Newark to Venice by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Venice. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence road trip app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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nights
Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare), Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

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