22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Timmins
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Rome
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
2
Ariano Irpino
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Altamura
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Martina Franca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lecce
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
6
Gallipoli
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Matera
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Potenza
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
10
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Pescara
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
12
Popoli
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Rome
— 1 day
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Timmins


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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Prassede.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip app .

Timmins, Canada to Rome is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ariano Irpino.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Prassede ©
Basilica di Santa Prassede

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Ariano Irpino

Ariano Irpino ©
Ariano Irpino is an Italian town and municipality in the province of Avellino, in Campania region. On the 2nd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ariano Irpino vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ariano Irpino takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ariano Irpino are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Altamura.

Things to do in Ariano Irpino

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parrocchia San Pompilio Maria Pirrotti
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Castello Normanno ©
Castello Normanno
Santuario Madonna di Valleluogo ©
Santuario Madonna di Valleluogo
Parrocchia San Pompilio Maria Pirrotti ©

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Altamura

Altamura ©
Altamura is a city and comune of Apulia, in southern Italy. On the 3rd (Mon), take a stroll through I Claustri di Altamura, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza Duomo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Altamura sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ariano Irpino to Altamura in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Ariano Irpino in August, plan for little chillier days in Altamura, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Martina Franca.

Things to do in Altamura

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
I Claustri di Altamura ©
I Claustri di Altamura
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Cattedrale ©
Cattedrale

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Martina Franca

Martina Franca ©
Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like I Pastini and Cattedrale di Conversano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Masseria Brancati and Cripta Delle Mummie. Change things up with these side-trips from Martina Franca: Monopoli (Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia & Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio) and Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo (in Taranto). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Martino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Domenico, learn about winemaking at L'Acropoli di Puglia, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle d'Itria.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Martina Franca online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Altamura to Martina Franca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Altamura in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Martina Franca, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Martina Franca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Monopoli, Masseria Brancati, Cripta Delle Mummie, Cattedrale di Conversano, Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo
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I Pastini ©
I Pastini
Cattedrale di Conversano ©
Cattedrale di Conversano
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati

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Lecce

Lecce
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
You can plan Lecce trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Martina Franca to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Martina Franca in August since evenings lows in Lecce dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Gallipoli on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

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Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
Deriving its name from the Greek for "beautiful city," Gallipoli retains the charm of an old fishing port.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Purita, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Canneto a Gallipoli, contemplate the long history of Antica Farmacia Provenzano, then steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Gallipoli, then contemplate the long history of Frantoio Ipogeo di Palazzo Granafei, and finally don't miss a visit to Il Frantoio del Vicere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Paolo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Selvaggio.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli day trip planning website .

Gallipoli is just a short distance from Lecce. In August in Gallipoli, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Matera.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Paolo, Porto Selvaggio
Highlights from your plan
Porto Selvaggio ©
Porto Selvaggio
Chiesa di San Paolo ©
Chiesa di San Paolo

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Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Sassi di Matera, don't miss a visit to Casa Noha, then contemplate the long history of Antica Matera Casa Grotta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Purgatorio.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Matera trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Potenza.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Chiesa del Purgatorio ©
Chiesa del Purgatorio
Antica Matera Casa Grotta ©
Antica Matera Casa Grotta

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Potenza

Potenza ©
Potenza is a city and comune in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata (former Lucania).Capital of the Province of Potenza and the Basilicata region, the city is the highest regional capital and one of the highest provincial capitals in Italy, overlooking the valley of the Basento river in the Apennine Mountains of Lucania, east of Salerno. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Idearte.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Potenza journey maker site .

You can drive from Matera to Potenza in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Potenza

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ponte San Vito ©
Ponte San Vito
Cattedrale di San Gerardo ©
Cattedrale di San Gerardo

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Sorrento

Sorrento ©
A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Monastero di San Paolo. Kids will enjoy Fornillo and Stabilimento Balneare Bagni Salvatore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Cloister del Paradiso (in Amalfi) and Pompeii (Casa Dei Quadretti Teatrali o Casca Longus - Pompei & House of Venus in the Shell). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, steep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, and stop by Tesori di Sorrento.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sorrento trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Potenza to Sorrento takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sorrento are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pompeii, Amalfi, Positano, Monastero di San Paolo, Chiesa di San Prisco e Agnello
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Sant'Antonino ©
Basilica di Sant'Antonino
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 13th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara and then steep yourself in history at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Sorrento to Naples takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Pescara.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
Highlights from your plan
Forum ©
Forum
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie ©
Museo delle Arti Sanitarie
Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara ©
Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara

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Pescara

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia S. Antonio di Padova and then explore the world behind art at Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pescara trip planner .

Traveling by car from Naples to Pescara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Pescara, with lows of 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Popoli.

Things to do in Pescara

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parrocchia S. Antonio di Padova ©
Parrocchia S. Antonio di Padova
Parrocchia ©
Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum ©
Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum

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Popoli

Popoli ©
Popoli is a comune and town in the province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy.HistoryThough the site has not revealed significant Roman presence it appears in a ninth-century document as borgo di Pagus Fabianus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rocca Calascio and Museo Internazionale delle Guerre Mondiali. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abbey of Saint Clemente and Caseificio Pallotta. Get out of town with these interesting Popoli side-trips: Sulmona (Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone & Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Tomba), Area Archeologica di San Vincenzo al Volturno (in Castel San Vincenzo) and Santuario della Madonna di Pietraquaria (in Avezzano). And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Spiaggetta di Scanno, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Scanno, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Domenico Abate, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Medievale di Vicalvi.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Popoli day trip tool .

You can drive from Pescara to Popoli in an hour. In August in Popoli, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Popoli

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sulmona, Calascio, Scanno, Sant'Eufemia a Maiella, Chiesa di San Pietro e Paolo
Highlights from your plan
Rocca Calascio ©
Rocca Calascio
Castello Cantelmo-Caldora ©
Castello Cantelmo-Caldora
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta

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Rome

Rome ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campidoglio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip tool .

Traveling by car from Popoli to Rome takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio
Piazza Venezia ©
Piazza Venezia
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva ©
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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