22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pescara
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Reggio Calabria
— 1 night
Train:  4​h 30​min
8
Naples
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Paris

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico and Pitti Palace. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Battistero, Duomo di Pisa, & more), Siena (Torre del Mangia & Wine Tours & Tastings) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Florence road trip planner .

Paris, France to Florence is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Pisa, Siena, Abbazia di San Galgano
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Damiano and Duomo di Orvieto. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Rocca Paolina (in Perugia), Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, snap pictures at Ponte delle Torri, contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Assisi trip builder tool .

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Florence in April since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Pescara.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orvieto, Spoleto, Piazza Grande, Rocca Paolina, Cascata delle Marmore
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

1
night
Pescara

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On the 4th (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte del Mare, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco Al Corso, and finally do a tasting at Cantine Maligni.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pescara trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Assisi to Pescara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Pescara can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bari.

Things to do in Pescara

Historic Sites Fun & Games Wineries

Side Trips

Chieti, Room Escape Games, Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Francesco Al Corso ©
Chiesa di San Francesco Al Corso
Ponte del Mare ©
Ponte del Mare
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

2
nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, and then don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, then make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and finally admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bari trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Pescara to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Bari, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trullo Sovrano, Cattedrale di Trani, Grotte di Castellana, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Cattedrale di Trani ©
Cattedrale di Trani
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare ©
Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare

2
nights
Lecce

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Croce, make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and finally make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lecce online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bari to Lecce takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Lecce, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Otranto, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico, Lecce ©
Centro Storico, Lecce
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

2
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. On the 9th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese Murat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tropea Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario S. Maria del Carmelo, and finally head outdoors with Villa Comunale Giuseppe Mazzini.

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You can drive from Lecce to Tropea in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pizzo, Palmi, Capo Vaticano
Highlights from your plan
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Castello Aragonese Murat ©
Castello Aragonese Murat

1
night
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Planetarium Provincial Pythagoras, take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, then have some family-friendly fun at Snai RC, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Reggio Calabria tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tropea to Reggio Calabria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Reggio Calabria can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chianalea di Scilla
Highlights from your plan
Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Chianalea di Scilla ©
Chianalea di Scilla

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Catacombe di San Gennaro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Capri (Giardini di Augusto & I Faraglioni), Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia) and Villa San Michele (in Anacapri). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Naples vacation builder app .

Getting from Reggio Calabria to Naples by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Capri, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Miglio Sacro ©
Miglio Sacro
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli

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