23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Scilla
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights

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Milan

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Milan Bergamo Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Turin

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Basilica of Superga, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, then explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turin online holiday planner.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Genoa

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then take in the waterfront at Old Port, and finally examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio, and then wander the streets of Boccadasse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Genoa: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
On the 27th (Fri), trek along Cinque Terre Trails, take a memorable tour with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Palazzata a Mare, stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, step off the mainland to explore Isola Palmaria, then stroll through Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, and finally make a trip to Podere Case Lovara.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip builder.

You can take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Genoa in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with a short trip to Vesuvio National Park in Ottaviano (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Naples travel planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Florence in August, Naples is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Food Tours (in Sorrento). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di San Francesco, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Positano online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Positano sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Scilla.

Things to do in Positano

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Scilla

— 3 nights
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. Explore Scilla's surroundings by going to Messina (Museo Vara e i Giganti, Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), &more). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Chianalea di Scilla, make a trip to Faro di Scilla, get great views at Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dello Spirito Santo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Scilla holiday planning app.

You can drive from Positano to Scilla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Scilla can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Scilla

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

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

You can fly from Scilla to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Scilla in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.