21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour itinerary planner

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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Barletta
— 2 nights
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Alberobello
— 2 nights
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Lecce
— 2 nights
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Corigliano Calabro
— 1 night
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Catanzaro
— 2 nights
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
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Naples
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights

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Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Fonte Marcella, steep yourself in history at Arco del Seminario, look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, make a trip to Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and finally browse the collection at Palazzo Giacobetti. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Nuova, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, admire the striking features of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Priori, then don't miss a visit to Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Assisi Galleria 6C.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi vacation planner.

Fiumicino to Assisi is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Barletta.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Barletta

— 2 nights
Barletta is a city, comune and capoluogo together with Andria and Trani of Apulia, in south eastern Italy. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Santa Lucia, contemplate the long history of Palazzo della Marra, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barletta trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Barletta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. August in Barletta sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Alberobello.

Things to do in Barletta

Historic Sites

Alberobello

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Palazzo Ducale and then learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Cantina Albea winery and museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere Santa Lucia, examine the collection at Museo Dell'olio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Lucia, then join in the after-dark buzz at Enoteca Tholos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Basilica S.S. Cosma E Damiano.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alberobello trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Barletta to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Barletta in August: highs in Alberobello hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Gesuiti Chiesa del Gesu', admire the masterpieces at Museo Fantasy, explore the world behind art at Museo Mostra La Tana della Taranta, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Lecce, then don't miss a visit to L’Orologio delle Meraviglie, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale di Lecce. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Ferroviario della Puglia, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Carmine, make a trip to Porta Rudiae, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di S. Giovanni Battista al Rosario, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Lecce - La Cripta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Chiara.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lecce online trip planner.

You can drive from Alberobello to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Lecce are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Corigliano Calabro.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Corigliano Calabro

— 1 night
Corigliano Calabro is a comune and town located in the province of Cosenza, northeast of the city of Cosenza, in Calabria, southern Italy.SituationIt is situated near the mouth of a river of the same name, and contains an aqueduct. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio San Marco, steep yourself in history at Santuario Maria SS. di Schiavonea, look for gifts at Enoteca Il Piacere del Vino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Antonio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Collegiata di San Pietro, and finally make a trip to Ponte Canale.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Corigliano Calabro trip planner.

Drive from Lecce to Corigliano Calabro in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Catanzaro.

Things to do in Corigliano Calabro

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Catanzaro

— 2 nights
Catanzaro, also known as the city of the two seas, is an Italian city of 91,000 inhabitants and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province.The archbishop's seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Antiquarium Civico, see the interesting displays at Museo del Costume Calabrese, get engrossed in the history at Museo-Podere delle carrozze, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Del Monte Dei Morti e Della Misericordia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Omobono.

Discover how to plan a Catanzaro trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Corigliano Calabro to Catanzaro takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Catanzaro

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 3 nights

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.
Let the collections at Correale di Terranova Museum and Museobottega della Tarsialignea capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Monastero di San Paolo and Marina di Puolo are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Cataldo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sorrento trip maker.

Drive from Catanzaro to Sorrento in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and subway; or do a combination of train and subway. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of Decumani di Napoli. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Casa di Nettuno e Anfitrite, explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then explore the ancient world of Casa del Poeta Tragico, and finally delve into the distant past at Tempio di Giove Capitolino.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples travel route planner.

You can drive from Sorrento to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. August in Naples sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali and National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace. Basilica di Santa Prassede and National Museum of Palazzo Venezia will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colle Aventino, take an in-depth tour of Museo Leonardo da Vinci - Piazza del Popolo, and walk around Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online route planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.

Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.