22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Olbia, Bus to Baunei
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive to Olbia, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
Drive to Brindisi – Salento Airport, Fly to Dublin

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Baunei, Sardinia

— 3 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. Relax by the water at Cala dei Gabbiani and Cala Biriala. Visiting Diving Cala Mariolu and Cala Mariolu will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Baunei side-trips: Spiaggia di Cea (in Bari Sardo) and Cala Gonone (Cala Fuili Beach & Grotta del Bue Marino). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Milanesi / Musculedda and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Orri.

Before you visit Baunei, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dublin, Ireland to Baunei is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Baunei due to the time zone difference. In August, Baunei is much warmer than Dublin - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 4 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Visiting Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Seccione will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Acqua marina and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Step out of Portoferraio with an excursion to Spiaggia Di Buzzancone o Cera in Capoliveri--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with Aviosail Charter, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Acquarilli, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, and get outside with Aloha Center.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio vacation website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Baunei to Portoferraio in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Baunei in August, you will find days in Portoferraio are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre sightseeing planner.

Getting from Portoferraio to Cinque Terre by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Venice

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Venice day trip website.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planning site.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Positano

— 3 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di castiglione and Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Visiting Lido di Ravello and Fornillo will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Valle delle Ferriere). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and stroll through Spiaggia Grande.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Positano, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 3 nights
Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. On the 5th (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, and finally don't miss a visit to Scalinata Monumentale. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, then get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Le Cinque Vele, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Tre Porte.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Maria di Leuca, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Positano to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, subway, train, and bus. In September in Santa Maria di Leuca, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.