27 days in Italy Itinerary

27 days in Italy Itinerary

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27 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  32​h
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
2
Venice
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Bologna
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Pisa
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Naples
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
7
Pompeii
— 1 night
train:  30​min
8
Salerno
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Vico Equense
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
10
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
Capri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Ravello
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
13
Rome
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
14
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Pantheon, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in April: highs in Rome hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile and then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Venice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto ©
Ponte di Rialto
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Italian Days Food Experience. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get behind the scenes at Italian Days Food Experience, don't miss a visit to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bologna road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Italian Days Food Experience ©
Italian Days Food Experience
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell ©
Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell
Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore

1
night
Pisa

Pisa ©
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 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Bologna to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Pisa, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le mura di Lucca
Highlights from your plan
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Florence online itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 22nd (Mon), examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, then steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and finally contemplate the long history of Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip website .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Naples are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Salerno.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

1
night
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Forum, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and then explore the ancient world of Ruins of Herculaneum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pompeii sightseeing app .

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. In April, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Salerno

Salerno
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste, stroll through Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and then take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salerno attractions tool .

Salerno is just a short distance from Naples. Traveling from Naples in April, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Salerno

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

2
nights
Vico Equense

Vico Equense ©
Vico Equense is a coastal town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples, in southern Italy.GeographyVico Equense is part of the greater Bay of Naples metropolitan area and is a tourist destination. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): have fun at Tennis Al Settimo Piano, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vico Equense online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Vico Equense in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in April since evenings lows in Vico Equense dip to 55°F. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Vico Equense

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Positano
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Tennis Al Settimo Piano ©
Tennis Al Settimo Piano

2
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sorrento trip builder app .

Sorrento is just a stone's throw from Vico Equense. April in Sorrento sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Marina Grande Public Beach. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Blue Grotto, contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, stroll through Giardini di Augusto, then make a trip to Chiesa di santo Stefano, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Capri trip planner .

Getting from Ravello to Capri by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You will leave for Rome on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto
Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Rosario, and finally go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ravello online trip maker .

You can drive from Salerno to Ravello in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. April in Ravello sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

1
night
Rome

Rome
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker site .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Rome, with lows around 49°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

2
nights
San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to San Gimignano Bell Tower, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Gimignano 1300, then make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Cisterna.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Gimignano online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to San Gimignano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Gimignano, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Comune Di Certaldo, Montefioralle Winery
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano

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