22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Villa Borghese, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Rome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in July, things will get much hotter in Rome: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Museo della Porziuncola. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Santa Chiara and Eremo delle Carceri. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono.

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Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Della Biodola, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cavoli, then head outdoors with Stabilimento Balneare Batignani, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Capanne.

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Getting from Assisi to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Assisi in July, plan for little chillier days in Portoferraio, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights

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 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, then enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, stop by Cannaregio, contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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.
On the 21st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, then Head underground at Capo Caccia, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by flight from Venice to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Baunei, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Diving Cala Mariolu, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu, then kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Goloritzè. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Luna, kick back and relax at Cala Biriala, and then stroll through Lido di Orri.

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Drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Baunei, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.
On the 25th (Sun), kick back and relax at Porto Taverna Beach, then stroll through Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach, and finally stroll through Spiaggia La Cinta. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Porto Istana Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Bianca, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.