20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 1 night
Drive
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Sperlonga
— 1 night
Drive
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Amalfi
— 10 nights
Drive
6
Pompeii
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sperlonga.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sperlonga

— 1 night
Sperlonga is a coastal town in the province of Latina, Italy, about halfway between Rome and Naples.Surrounding towns include Terracina to the West, Fondi to the North, Itri to the North-East, and Gaeta to the East.HistoryLocated near the Via Appia, but also on the edge of the Pontine Marshes, Roman "Spelunca" (Latin for cave or grotto) was only known for the grotto on the coast, after which it was named. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Foro Emiliano, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Terracina, delve into the distant past at Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, then make a trip to Torre Truglia, and finally head outdoors with Il Fortino.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sperlonga trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Sperlonga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Sperlonga dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sperlonga

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 13th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vesuvio National Park, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, examine the collection at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and finally make a trip to Oltre I Resti.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sperlonga to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sperlonga in July since evenings lows in Naples dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, cruise along Via Krupp, then tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto. On the next day, make a trip to Via Camerelle, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, Head underground at White Grotta, then pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Matromania.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Capri takes 1.5 hours. In July in Capri, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 10 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amalfi: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Spiaggia Grande, &more) and Torre di Grado (in Praiano). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, get great views at Torre dello Ziro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and make a trip to Fiordo di Furore.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amalfi trip builder.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Amalfi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pompeii

— 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Go for a jaunt from Pompeii to Sorrento to see Piazza Tasso about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Forum, do a tasting at Bosco de Medici Winery, and admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri.

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Drive from Amalfi to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Pompeii. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

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.

Province of Salerno travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Salerno is a city and comune in Campania (south-western Italy) and is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is divided into three distinct zones: the medieval sector, the 19th century sector and the more densely populated post-war area, with its several apartment blocks.Salerno was an independent Lombard principality, Principality of Salerno, in the early Middle Ages. During this time, the Schola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school in the world, was founded. In the 16th century, under the Sanseverino family, among the most powerful feudal lords in southern Italy, the city became a great centre of learning, culture and the arts, and the family hired several of the greatest intellectuals of the time. Later, in 1694, the city was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes and plagues. After a period of Spanish rule which would last until the 18th century, Salerno became part of the Parthenopean Republic.In recent history the city hosted Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy, who moved from Rome in 1943 after Italy negotiated a peace with the Allies in World War II, making Salerno the home of the "government of the South" (Regno del Sud) and therefore capital of Italy for some months. Some of the Allied landings during Operation Avalanche (the invasion of Italy) occurred near Salerno. Today Salerno is an important cultural centre in Campania and Italy.

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