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Italy with an NYC Layover Itinerary

Are you in need of an Italy with an NYC layover itinerary? If so, keep reading! In this FREE itinerary, I'm giving you a list of ideas of where to stay and what to do in Italy. And if you are leaving the US through New York City, here is a great guide of things to do in your layover. Let's get into the itinerary!

Exploring the Tuscany region of Italy
Exploring the Tuscany region of Italy

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Day 1

Overnight Flight from JFK (New York City) to FCO (Rome)

Day 2

Transportation to Hotel

  • Meet in the arrival hall by the NCC MEETING POINT/LIMO SERVICE and they will be holding a sign with my name on it.

Check Into Hotel


  • Buy Tickets and Schedule Entry Time in Advance

  • If you want to go to the underground, must book 1.5 to 2 months out


Day 3

Photo Shoot through Airbnb Experiences


Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

  • Buy tickets here

  • Departs at Via Tunisi, 4, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

  • At the bottom of the steps across the street from the Entrance of the Vatican Museums. The steps are located right next to Caffè Vaticano on the corner of Viale Vaticano and Via Tunisi. The closest Metro stop is Line A (Ottaviano – Musei Vaticani).

  • With City Wonders LTD

Roman-Palatine Forum

  • No timed entry

  • Use Colosseum ticket from yesterday to enter

Dinner at hotel

Day 4

Rome to Venice

T Fondaco Rooftop Terrace

  • Must make a reservation

  • 30 minute walk from train station

  • Great place for photos of Venice

  • Free entry, 15 minutes inside


Boat Tour

  • Buy tickets here!

  • 2:30PM Departure at Piazza, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

  • Entrance to the Royal Gardens, on the waterfront of St Mark's Square - You'll meet Avventure Bellissime tour coordinator outside the gardens, in front of the wrought iron Gate holding a sign with the name of the tour and Avventure Bellissime logo written on it.

  • Operated By Avventure Bellissime

Hard Rock Cafe

Venice to Rome

  • Return to Rome: Leave from Venezia S. Lucia to Roma Termini with Trenitalia

Day 5

Tuscany Countryside Day Trip from Rome including 3-Course Lunch & Wine Tasting

  • Book trip here!

  • With City Wonders LTD

  • Lunch included

  • Tour departs at 7:30am from Piazza del Popolo

  • Meet at the center of Piazza del Popolo, by the large fountain with the lions and the obelisk. The nearest metro stop is Flaminio (Line A).

Day 6

Transportation to the Airport

Flight to NYC Layover

Transit from JFK to hotel

  • Take to AirTrain to Jamaica Station (train E - Blue towards World Trade Center for 3 Stops to the Kews Garden stop)

  • $8.50 for AirTrain

  • Buy Metro Card for Subway

  • Go to F train towards Kings Hwy/Coney Island for 10 stops to the 34 St - Herald Sq Subway Station stop

  • Exit at 34th Street and 6th Avenue

Check Into Hotel

Dinner at Clinton Hall

Day 7

Take Subway to 9/11 Memorial (Google Maps helps with routing Subway)

  • Free entry memorial

  • If you have time, there is a museum

Check out of hotel at 11AM

  • Have hotel hold luggage

Empire State Building

Take Airtrain to airport

Fly Home


And if you want to see more from Italy, you can start by visiting this video!


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