20 days in Southern Italy, Rome & Florence Itinerary

20 days in Southern Italy, Rome & Florence Itinerary

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta and San Francesco di Paola. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples and Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pompeii (Anfiteatro Romano, Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, and take in nature's colorful creations at Orto Botanico di Napoli.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naples trip planning app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Naples is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Naples, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Naples. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Museo and Chiesa dello Spirito Santo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro and Chiesa di San Vito. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Vini Cenatiempo Ischia, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mare, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, and look for gifts at Ischia Salumi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ischia trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Ischia in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Sorrento

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, then kick back and relax at La Solara, then kick back and relax at Marina di Puolo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Correale di Terranova Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, walk around Villa Comunale, do a tasting at I Giardini di Cataldo, then look for gifts at Sapori e Colori Sorrento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerary maker site.

Ride a ferry from Ischia to Sorrento in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

3
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Amalfi

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.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, don't miss a visit to Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti), admire the local landmark of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, and finally sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, then appreciate the views at Valle dei Mulini, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luna Convento.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amalfi online itinerary maker.

Drive from Sorrento to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May in Amalfi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Rome

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 discover tucked-away gems like Piazza del Campidoglio and Villa Farnesina. Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo and Domus Aurea will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, explore the galleries of Welcome to Rome, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, and admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Amalfi to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Amalfi in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at San Gimignano 1300 and Torre di Arnolfo. Appreciate the collections at Palazzo Strozzi and Corridoio Vasariano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: San Gimignano (Piazza del Duomo, Torre e Casa Campatelli, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Felicita, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, explore the world behind art at Museo degli Innocenti, and get lost in a book at Accademia di Belle Arti.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip builder.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip