19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Merida
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 15​min
2
Baunei, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  9​h 30​min
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5​h 15​min
6
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  9​h
7
Isola di Favignana
— 1 day
+5
Ferry + Foot + Subway + Foot + Train + Fly:  27​h
End: Merida

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascata delle Marmore and Church of St. Louis of the French. Step out of Rome to go to Orvieto and see Duomo di Orvieto, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder .

Merida, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also 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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Merida in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri and then kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Mariolu.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Baunei holiday app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Baunei in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Baunei

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lido di Orri
Highlights from your plan
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè

1
night
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Capanne. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Portoferraio trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Baunei to Portoferraio takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Baunei in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Portoferraio, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Cavoli, Monte Capanne
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Monte Capanne ©
Monte Capanne

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence online route planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

3
nights
Venice

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannaregio and Scrovegni Chapel. Attractions like Canal Grande and St. Mark's Square make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the masterpieces at Punta della Dogana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Villa Comunale, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, then make a trip to Piazza IX Aprile, and finally stroll through Isola Bella. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Messina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Taormina driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Venice to Taormina takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Venice in August, Taormina is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Messina, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

1
day
Isola di Favignana

Isola di Favignana ©
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Rossa, and then make a trip to Grotte bue marino.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isola di Favignana trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Taormina to Isola di Favignana takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Taormina in August since evenings lows in Isola di Favignana dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa ©
Spiaggia di Cala Rossa
Grotte bue marino ©
Grotte bue marino

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