22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 2 nights
2
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 3 nights
4
Venice
— 3 nights
5
Cabras, Sardinia
— 2 nights
6
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
7
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights

2
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 explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

Discover how to plan a Rome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

San Francisco, USA to Rome is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Rome at 84°F and lows at 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Fetovaia and Spiaggia di Cavoli. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia di Capo Bianco and Spiaggia di Seccione. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Tombe, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Canata, and head outdoors with Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Portoferraio in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portoferraio, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Campo nell'Elba, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Stabilimento Balneare Il Delfino, Spiaggia Canata
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Fetovaia ©
Spiaggia di Fetovaia
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Appreciate the collections at Pitti Palace and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Go for a jaunt from Florence to San Gimignano to see Historic Centre of San Gimignano about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in June, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Bahia del Sole. Attractions like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Cannaregio, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice day trip tool.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cabras.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Bahia del Sole
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Visiting Spiaggia di Is Arutas and Sa Mesa Longa will get you outdoors. Visit I Gatti di Su Pallosu and Capo San Marco for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mari Ermi, stop by Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo, and stroll through S'Archeddu 'e sa Canna.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cabras trip builder tool.

You can fly from Venice to Cabras in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Cabras are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Cabras

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

San Vero Milis, Capo San Marco, Oleificio Corrias Giovanni Matteo
Highlights from your plan
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Capo San Marco ©
Capo San Marco

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
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.
Attractions like Spiaggia La Cinta and Lu Impostu Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Visit Cala Brandinchi and Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Isuledda and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Ginepro Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Teodoro trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Cabras to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Teodoro are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Brandinchi, Spiaggia Sas Enas Appara, Spiaggia Isuledda
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

3
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): visit Cefalu Coast, then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Palermo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Teodoro to Palermo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Palermo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale

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