22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

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Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Train
2
Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive
3
Positano
Drive
4
Amalfi
— 1 day
Drive
5
Pompeii
— 1 night
Fly
6
Tivoli
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tuscania
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Civita di Bagnoregio
— 1 night
Drive
9
Assisi
Drive
10
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
11
Bologna
Drive
12
Padua
— 1 night
Shuttle
13
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Verona
— 1 night
Drive
15
Como
— 1 day
Drive
16
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
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Pisa
— 1 night
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Medieval Rome Walking Tour: Jewish Ghetto, Tiberine Island, and Trastevere. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento journey planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will leave for Positano on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Transportation

Positano

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.
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Traveling by car from Sorrento to Positano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. May in Positano sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. You'll set off for Amalfi on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Positano

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Shopping

Amalfi

— 1 day

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Positano to Amalfi in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Amalfi can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Forum, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

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Traveling by car from Amalfi to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pompeii, with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Tivoli.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tivoli

— 1 night
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Villa Gregoriana, then contemplate the long history of Villa d'Este, then delve into the distant past at Villa Adriana, and finally don't miss a visit to Convento di S. Francesco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tivoli holiday site.

You can fly from Pompeii to Tivoli in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Tivoli can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Tuscania.

Things to do in Tivoli

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tuscania

— 2 nights
Tuscania is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, Lazio Region, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Pietro, admire the natural beauty at Villa Lante, and then admire the striking features of Villa Farnese. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Bolsena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Christina, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tuscania trip planner.

You can drive from Tivoli to Tuscania in 2 hours. Traveling from Tivoli in May, expect nights in Tuscania to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Tuscania

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Civita di Bagnoregio

— 1 night
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Donato Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Margherita, admire the striking features of Rocca dei Papi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Christina, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Bolsena.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Civita di Bagnoregio online day trip planner.

Drive from Tuscania to Civita di Bagnoregio in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Civita di Bagnoregio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi day trip planner.

You can drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Assisi are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Jewish Florence Walking Tours and Food Tours. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Jewish Florence Walking Tours, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Cook Italy has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell and then learn the tricks of the trade with Cook Italy.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Padua.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours · Classes

Padua

— 1 night

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
You've now added Caffe Pedrocchi to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Padua online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Padua takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can take a shuttle to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites · Nightlife · 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Free Walk in Venice as well as Kayak Rental - Venice By Water.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Padua to Venice by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Verona

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 14th (Sun): take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Como

— 1 day

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Piazza Cavour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Como online day trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Como in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Como sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola, then make a trip to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Como to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Pisa sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.