9 days in Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Lecce, Italy
— 1 night
Alberobello, Italy
— 1 night
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route planning tool.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 59°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Lecce.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Lecce, Italy — 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lecce trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Lecce in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, Lecce is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F. You'll set off for Alberobello on the 13th (Thu).
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Alberobello, Italy — 1 night

Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): awaken your taste buds at I Pastini, then learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle d'Itria, and finally browse the exhibits of Masseria Brancati. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Grotta del Trullo, and finally see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alberobello trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Lecce to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lecce in October: highs in Alberobello hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Florence.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, savor the flavors at Modabella Leather Factory, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can fly from Alberobello to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.