25 days in Italy Itinerary

25 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Florence
— 3 nights
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Carpi
— 1 night
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Cinque Terre
— 1 night
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
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Pompeii
— 2 nights
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights

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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.
Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Pitti Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Baptistery of St. John and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Step out of Florence to go to Verghereto and see Sorgente del Tevere, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence sightseeing planner.

Rome to Florence is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carpi.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Museums · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Carpi

— 1 night
Carpi is an Italian town and comune of about 70,000 people in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Castello di Levizzano Rangone, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna Del Castello Di Fiorano, learn about winemaking at Cantina Albinea Canali, then see the interesting displays at Museo Il Correggio, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo dei Principi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Pieve di Santa Maria in Castello detta la Sagra. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Oasi La Francesa and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena - Spilamberto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carpi attractions planner.

You can drive from Florence to Carpi in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Carpi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
On the 30th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese, indulge your taste buds at Tama gelati e molto di piu', then examine the collection at Casa Carbone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Fieschi. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Pieve di Sorano and then cool off at Spiaggia Eco del Mare.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre vacation maker website.

Drive from Carpi to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. In August in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Milan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, then examine the collection at Castello Visconteo - Musei Civici, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Michele Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, and finally get advice or help at Museo Storico Alfa Romeo.

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Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 3rd (Fri), admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, and then stroll around Oasi Cervara. On the next day, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Moon.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip maker.

Getting from Milan to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palermo, Sicily

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio and Museo Mandralisca. Get some cultural insight at Chiesa del Gesu and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo (in Castellammare del Golfo), Teatro Greco di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Rocca di Cefalu (in Cefalu). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Castello di Venere, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Palermo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Pompeii.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then delve into the distant past at Fullonica di Stephanus, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano, delve into the distant past at Tempio di Venere, then get engrossed in the history at Antiquarium and Excavations, then delve into the distant past at House of Venus in the Shell, and finally explore the ancient world of Via delle Tombe.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Pompeii takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle delle Ferriere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Amalfi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Amalfi, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Storico Piana delle Orme and Grotte di Falvaterra. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Orvieto and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Step out of Rome to go to Maccarese and see Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome attractions website.

Getting from Amalfi to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · 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.