19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

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Drive to Tunis Carthage International Airport, Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Matera
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Matera
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 2 nights
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Matera

— 3 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and Sassi in Miniatura. Visit Sassi di Matera and Trullo Sovrano for their historical value. Explore Matera's surroundings by going to Centro Storico Locorotondo (in Locorotondo) and L'Acropoli di Puglia (in Martina Franca). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, admire the masterpieces at Museo della Maiolica, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, and explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Matera tour planning site.

Carthage, Tunisia to Matera is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carthage in March, expect Matera to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Florence.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo della Misericordia di Firenze capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Santa Brigida to see Castello del Trebbio about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Florence day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Matera to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, then get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Vernazza Massage and Reflexology.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Milan

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and then get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Verona

— 2 nights

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 13th (Mon): make a trip to Skyline di Mantova, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Camera degli Sposi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, make a trip to Cappella dei Notai, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Maffei.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Verona travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Milan to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Milan in March: high temperatures in Verona hover around 34°C and lows are around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then contemplate the long history of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take a stroll through Dorsoduro. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Verona in March, things will get colder in Venice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina di Vietri.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naples road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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

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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.