22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Verona
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
6
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Duomo di Orvieto. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, wander the streets of Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning tool .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Rome is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in April: highs in Rome hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Attractions like Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Galleria Borbonica and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa San Michele (in Anacapri), Capri (Giardini di Augusto & I Faraglioni) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naples vacation planning website .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Villa San Michele
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Duomo di Pisa. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Naples to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pisa, Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and San Giorgio Maggiore. Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Doge's Palace will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Venice tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parco Natura Viva and Arena di Verona. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parco Giardino Sigurta and Borghetto sul Mincio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Scaligero Castle (in Sirmione) and Palazzo Te (in Mantua). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza Bra, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona online route planner .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Palazzo Te, Parco Natura Viva, Castello Scaligero
Highlights from your plan
Parco Natura Viva ©
Parco Natura Viva
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 9th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Leolandia and then get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Leolandia
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Leolandia ©
Leolandia
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Similar Plans

26 days in Italy BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 25 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Italy, Switzerland & Singapore BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans