22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Bologna
— 1 day
Train
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Spoleto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
5
Naples
— 1 night
Drive
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Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive
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Positano
— 2 nights
Taxi
8
Praiano
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Scilla
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Scilla
— 1 night
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Drive to Villa San Giovanni, Ferry to Messina Marittima, Drive to Palermo
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Palermo
— 1 night
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Pantelleria
— 1 night
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 1 night
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Bellagio
— 1 night
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Milan
— 1 night
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Bologna

— 1 day

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, then steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally examine the collection at La Macchina del Tempo.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bologna holiday planning website.

Manchester, UK to Bologna is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in July, with highs in Bologna at 37°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip builder.

Getting from Bologna to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Spoleto.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Spoleto

— 2 nights
Spoleto is an ancient city in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria on a foothill of the Apennines. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, and then do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Spoleto trip site.

Drive from Florence to Spoleto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Spoleto can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Spoleto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

You can drive from Spoleto to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Naples

— 1 night
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Naples tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at La Masseria Farm Experience, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Convento di S. Francesco, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In August in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Positano route planner.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Positano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Praiano.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Praiano

— 2 nights
Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos. Keep things going the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Praiano route planner.

Praiano is just a short distance from Positano. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Scilla.

Things to do in Praiano

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

Scilla

— 1 night
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): head outdoors with Villa Comunale Giuseppe Mazzini, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala di Rovaglioso, then don't miss a visit to Chianalea di Scilla, and finally take some stellar pictures from Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Scilla planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Praiano to Scilla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Scilla are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Scilla

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Palermo

— 1 night
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Palermo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Scilla to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Pantelleria.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

Pantelleria

— 1 night
Pantelleria, the ancient Cossyra, is an Italian island in the Strait of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, 100km southwest of Sicily and 60km east of the Tunisian coast. On the 16th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Venere, explore the striking landscape at Arco dell'Elefante, then don't miss a visit to Cala Cinque Denti, then head outdoors with Favare Grande, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Madonna delle Grazie.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pantelleria tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Palermo to Pantelleria by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Pantelleria

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musei Civici Agli Eremitani, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pantelleria to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Pantelleria in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, and finally delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bellagio.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Bellagio

— 1 night

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, walk around La Punta Spartivento, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bellagio trip website.

Drive from Verona to Bellagio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 21st (Sat), browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Milan trip website.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."