25 days in Italy Itinerary

25 days in Italy Itinerary

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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Cagliari
— 4 nights
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Catania
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Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to Genoa (Spianata Castelletto, Old Port, &more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre driving holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Cinque Terre is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Cinque Terre: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Battistero di San Giovanni). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Assisi (Rocca Maggiore, Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, &more). And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Siena travel planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Siena are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip tool.

You can drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to fly to Cagliari.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cagliari

— 4 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Get out of town with these interesting Cagliari side-trips: Spiaggia di Mari Pintau (in Quartu Sant'Elena), Villasimius (Porto Giunco & Spiaggia di Punta Molentis) and Su Giudeo (in Domus de Maria). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urpinu, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Arcivescovile.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cagliari travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Cagliari in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Cagliari, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to Catania.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Catania

— 5 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Explore Catania's surroundings by going to Syracuse (Teatro Greco, Ortigia, &more), Noto (Centro Storico & Chiesa Santa Chiara) and Taormina (Corso Umberto, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Etna, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, make a trip to Piazza Alonzo di Benedetto, and steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Catania vacation builder app.

You can fly from Cagliari to Catania in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Sardinia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.