16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
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Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Forum, steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip builder site.

Edinburgh, UK to Pompeii is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Pompeii is 1 hour. In August, Pompeii is much warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Amalfi

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Fornillo, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, contemplate the long history of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Amalfi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Amalfi to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Amalfi in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 16th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Spanish Steps. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Florence

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more) and Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning website.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.