22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 5 nights
2
Cagliari, Sardinia
— 2 nights
3
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
5
Florence
— 3 nights
6
Verona
— 2 nights
7
Venice
— 3 nights

5
nights
Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route maker site.

Riga, Latvia to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Riga to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riga in September: high temperatures in Rome hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Cascata delle Marmore, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Nora and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Tuerredda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Solanas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Mari Pintau.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cagliari planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Cagliari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Cagliari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Solanas, Spiaggia di Mari Pintau, Ali del Mare, Spiaggia di Tuerredda, Area Archeologica di Nora
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Tuerredda ©
Spiaggia di Tuerredda
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau ©
Spiaggia di Mari Pintau
Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas

3
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia, thendelve into the distant past at Nuraghe di Palmavera, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alghero online route builder.

Drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Alghero sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu ©
Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu

3
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Della Biodola.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio online road trip planner.

Getting from Alghero to Portoferraio by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Alghero in September: highs in Portoferraio hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Cavoli
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia Della Biodola ©
Spiaggia Della Biodola

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio. Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Borghetto sul Mincio, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, thentake a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Verona route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sirmione, Borghetto sul Mincio
Highlights from your plan
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

3
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scrovegni Chapel and San Giorgio Maggiore. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Take a break from Venice with a short trip to Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Venice vacation maker site.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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