21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Polignano a Mare
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Polignano a Mare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Melito di Napoli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Train to Rome, Fly to Belo Horizonte

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Polignano a Mare

— 2 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Torre Canne, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido onda blu, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle d’itria e Dintorni, and finally appreciate the views at Valle d'Itria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbiadoro Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Ottagono, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally kick back and relax at Lama Monachile.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Polignano a Mare online trip itinerary builder.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Polignano a Mare is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Polignano a Mare is 4 hours. When traveling from Belo Horizonte in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Polignano a Mare, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lecce

— 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Visiting Spiaggia di Torre Chianca and Spiaggia Porto Miggiano will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico, Lecce and In barca nel Salento. Explore Lecce's surroundings by going to Santa Cesarea Terme (Bagno Marino Archi & Diciannove) and Cantina Vecchia Torre (in Leverano). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museo Faggiano, stroll through Lido Marini, don't miss a visit to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce trip planner.

You can drive from Polignano a Mare to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lecce, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Positano

— 3 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fornillo and Marina of Lobra. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Il Vallone dei Mulini. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Valle dei Mulini, Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours, &more), Baia di Ieranto (in Massa Lubrense) and La Solara (in Sorrento). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Faito e Panorama, get outside with Walk of the Gods, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Positano route planner.

Getting from Lecce to Positano by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Melito di Napoli.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Melito di Napoli

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head outdoors with Lido Pagano, stroll through Lido Gallo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa e Monastero di San Francesco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia di S.Maria delle Grazie. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Lido Aurora, enjoy the sand and surf at Royal Beach, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ciampate del Diavolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Teano.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Melito di Napoli online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Positano to Melito di Napoli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Melito di Napoli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Melito di Napoli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Escape the urban bustle at Moai Beach and Bau Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Villa Borghese and Piazza Venezia. Take a break from Rome with a short trip to El Pareo in Marina di San Nicola, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Melito di Napoli to Rome in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Sun Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Baia del Silenzio and Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to La Passeggiata (in Zoagli), San Michele di Pagana (in Rapallo) and Bagni Letizia (in Moneglia). There's still lots to do: trek along Cinque Terre footpaths, Head underground at Ex Gallerie, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hike the Punta Manara.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, then stroll through Easy Living, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Di Camaiore. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip site.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Italy travel guide

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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.