23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner

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Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Assisi
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Baunei, Sardinia
— 1 night
Drive
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Fly

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Venice

— 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore hidden gems such as Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica of St. Anthony. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Venice is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cape Town in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel route website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with Karibu Diving & Travel, stroll through Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Capanne, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Chiessi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Della Biodola.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portoferraio online visit planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leuta, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Assisi online trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Assisi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Portoferraio in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Assisi, with highs around 37°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Church of St. Louis of the French. Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Assisi in July since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 24th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Tabaccara. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lampedusa road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Lampedusa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Lampedusa hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni, then explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Alghero trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Alghero in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Lampedusa, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Alghero, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Baunei, Sardinia

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with Diving Cala Mariolu, kick back and relax at Cala Mariolu, then kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Baunei online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Baunei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Baunei. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Escape the urban bustle at Lu Impostu Beach and Porto Taverna Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Sa Curcurica (in Orosei), Cala Gonone (Grotta del Bue Marino & Cala Fuili Beach) and Spiaggia di Capo Comino (in Siniscola). It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Abyssos Diving School & Snorkeling.

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Drive from Baunei to San Teodoro in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in San Teodoro, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.