23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Train
3
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pozzuoli
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Sorrento
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Barano d'Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
Visiting Isola Tiberina and Circeo Peninsula will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Circus Maximus, contemplate the long history of House of Livia - Roman Forums, and don't miss a visit to Forum of Augustus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

London, UK to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Rome at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Get some historical perspective at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Volterra (Balze & Parco Archeologico Enrico Fiumi), San Gimignano 1300 (in San Gimignano) and Villa Medicea di Cerreto Guidi (in Cerreto Guidi). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and admire the natural beauty at Villa Medicea La Petraia.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 30th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Oasi naturale faunistica le risorgive, delve into the distant past at Porta Borsari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Casa del Mantegna and then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Verona visit planning tool.

Take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Verona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Venice

— 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Visiting Canal Grande and San Michele Cemetery will get you outdoors. Doge's Palace and Ca' d'Oro will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Grimani, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Pozzuoli.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Pozzuoli

— 3 nights
Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. Step out of the city life by going to Lago d'Averno and Marena Beach. Get some historical perspective at Archaeological site of Cuma and Piscina Mirabilis - Miseno. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Breeze - Total Summer Club, enjoy the sand and surf at La Spiaggia del Castello di Baia, and get outside with Montenuovo Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pozzuoli planner.

You can fly from Venice to Pozzuoli in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In July in Pozzuoli, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pozzuoli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Monte Faito e Panorama and La Solara. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pompeii Archaeological Park and Chiesa di Sant'Anna. Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano) and Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, get engrossed in the history at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, explore the activities along Marina di Puolo, and take advantage of the amenities at Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pozzuoli to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. In July in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Barano d'Ischia.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barano d'Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
Barano d'Ischia is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Naples in the Italian region Campania, located in the south-west area of Ischia island, about 30 km southwest of Naples.It is after Forio the largest comune in size of the island, although not one of the most populated. On the 12th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sorgente Olmitello, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae, then see the interesting displays at Casa Museo, and finally boost your wellbeing at Fonte delle Ninfe Nitrodi.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barano d'Ischia day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Barano d'Ischia takes 3 hours. In July in Barano d'Ischia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barano d'Ischia

Spas · Nature · Museums · Parks

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.

Province of Naples travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Landmarks · Art Museums
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. In 2015, around 975,260 people lived within the city's administrative limits. The Metropolitan City of Naples had a population of 3,115,320. Naples is the 9th-most populous urban area in the European Union with a population of between 3 million and 3.7 million. About 4.4 million people live in the Naples metropolitan area, one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea.Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Bronze Age Greek settlements were established in the Naples area in the second millennium BC. A larger colony – initially known as Parthenope, Παρθενόπη – developed on the Island of Megaride around the ninth century BC, at the end of the Greek Dark Ages. The city was refounded as Neápolis in the sixth century BC and became a lynchpin of Magna Graecia, playing a key role in the merging of Greek culture into Roman society and eventually becoming a cultural centre of the Roman Republic. Naples remained influential after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, serving as the capital city of the Kingdom of Naples between 1282 and 1816. Thereafter, in union with Sicily, it became the capital of the Two Sicilies until the unification of Italy in 1861.

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