17 days in New York City & Italy Itinerary

17 days in New York City & Italy Itinerary

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17 days in New York City & Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
1
New York City, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
4
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

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nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Met Cloisters and New York Public Library. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scrovegni Chapel and St Mark's Campanile. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Basilica di Sant’Antonio in Padua--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Venice trip simple and quick.

Getting from New York City to Venice by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

Before you visit Verona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Le mura di Lucca and Palazzo Vecchio are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Loggia dei Lanzi. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence holiday site .

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Le mura di Lucca
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

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Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

San Francesco, Arezzo, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Rocca Paolina
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Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, then do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello travel planner .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Ravello takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Fornillo, Le Vigne di Raito
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 58°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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