23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip maker

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Montalcino
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Maiori
— 6 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of Rome to go to Tivoli and see Villa d'Este, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, look for all kinds of wild species at Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica, and admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Rome reach 89°F and lows reach 70°F. You will leave for Montalcino on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montalcino

— 3 nights

City of Honey

In the heart of wine country, the hill town of Montalcino offers a glimpse of untouched medieval-era Tuscany.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montalcino: Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano), Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo (in Bagni di San Filippo) and Spas (in Rapolano Terme). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, take in panoramic vistas at Fortezza di Montalcino, appreciate the views at Val d'Orcia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Sant'Antimo.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montalcino travel route builder site.

You can drive from Rome to Montalcino in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Montalcino sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Montalcino

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

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.
On the 17th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte Santa Trinita, and finally learn about winemaking at Poggio Amorelli. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder site.

You can drive from Montalcino to Florence in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Maiori

— 6 nights
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . Explore Maiori's surroundings by going to Torre di Grado (in Praiano), Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Fornillo, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Villa Rufolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Maiori trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Maiori by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Florence in July, Maiori is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Maiori

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

See some other sides of Rome: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and make a trip to Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Maiori to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Maiori in July, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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.