20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Train + Subway:  3 h
6
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Salt Lake City

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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Campo del Ghetto. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, wander the streets of Dorsoduro, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online road trip planner .

Salt Lake City, USA to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Venice, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
On the 11th (Tue), head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then do a tasting at Villa Mosconi Bertani, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Centro Equitazione Ai Schinchi, explore the striking landscape at Grotta di Monte Capriolo, wander the streets of Quinzano, then explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Verona travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Grotta di Monte Capriolo
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Punta Corvo, learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, stroll through Cinque Terre Trails, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get great views at View Point Corniglia, then explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Di San Pietro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel route planner .

You can drive from Verona to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, Punta Corvo
Highlights from your plan
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and M.G. Design. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence journey planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castello del Trebbio, Canyon Park, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and ALEFBET. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, wander the streets of Trastevere, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Museo della Carta. Shop till you drop at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ravello Arte. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (Fornillo, Spiaggia Grande, & more).

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
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 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then contemplate the long history of Museo Cappella Sansevero, then contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Vesuvio National Park, then stop by Sol’Art Ceramiche, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Naples tour planner .

Drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Naples dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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