20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 11 nights
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Macari and Stabilimento Balneare Al Sabbione. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia Isuledda and Spiaggia di Santa Margherita. Explore San Vito lo Capo's surroundings by going to Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano (in Custonaci) and Spiaggia Baia Rio Forgia (in Valderice). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lido Acqua Azzurra and stroll through Lido San Vito.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo road trip site.

Brussels, Belgium to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect San Vito lo Capo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Borghese and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip website.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Nisporto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Nisportino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Bagnaia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala di Mola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, stroll through Spiaggia Di Sottobomba, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Enfola.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Portoferraio in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Portoferraio hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florence

— 11 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll get in some beach time at Bagno Grazia and Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno. Get a sense of the local culture at Montefioralle Winery and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello di Uzzano (in Greve in Chianti), Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti) and Cantina Antinori (in San Casciano in Val di Pesa). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of San Gimignano 1300, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll through Bagno Roma Fiumetto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.