21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Villasimius, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
7
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Dubai

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dorsoduro and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Torre dei Lamberti, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take a stroll through Cannaregio, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Venice, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Venice at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and The Baptistery of St. John. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip builder site.

Getting from Florence to Lampedusa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Florence in September since evenings lows in Lampedusa dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and get engrossed in the history at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lampedusa in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Villasimius.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Villasimius, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Pira and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Punta Molentis. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Giunco and then enjoy the sand and surf at Simius Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Villasimius trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Villasimius in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Villasimius are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in Villasimius

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alghero tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Villasimius to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 3 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lu Impostu Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's more to do: stroll through Porto Istana Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Porto Taverna Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Teodoro trip planner.

You can drive from Alghero to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in San Teodoro sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Piccola, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, browse the exhibits of Villa San Michele, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, then admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, and finally explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri trip maker tool.

Getting from San Teodoro to Capri by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Capri. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.