21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Pompeii
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Pompeii
— 2 nights
Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Paestum
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Paestum
— 1 night
Drive
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Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sant'Andrea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 3 nights
Fly

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Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Temple of Apollo as well as Pompeii Archaeological Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Forum Baths and Forum. Kids will enjoy Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Odeon - Teatro Piccolo. There's much more to do: make a trip to Lupanar, explore the ancient world of Granai del Foro, and steep yourself in history at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro).

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii tour itinerary app.

Nashville, USA to Pompeii is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Nashville to Pompeii due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Nashville, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Pompeii, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 25th (Wed), Head underground at White Grotta, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then enjoy the sea views from Punta Carena Lighthouse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, make a trip to I Faraglioni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria a Cetrella, then trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, and finally Head underground at Blue Grotto.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri day trip planner.

Getting from Pompeii to Capri by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Amalfi.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 3 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 27th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ravello - Atrani Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Le Ville di Ravello. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, trek along Valle dei Mulini, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, and finally trek along Sentiero dei Limoni.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Capri to Amalfi by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Amalfi are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paestum.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paestum

— 1 night
Paestum Ruins has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gli Scaloni, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paestum online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Paestum takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Paestum can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Alberobello

— 2 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trullo Sovrano and Trullo Siamese. Attractions like I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site and Centro Storico make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Alberobello to go to Cassano delle Murge and see Foresta Mercadante, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Riserva Bosco Pianelle, examine the collection at Cantina Albea winery and museum, take a stroll through Rione Aia Piccola, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere Santa Lucia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alberobello holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Alberobello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Paestum in May, Alberobello is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Alberobello

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Polignano a Mare

— 2 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, then contemplate the long history of Parco Rupestre Lama D'Antico, then delve into the distant past at Scavi D'Egnazia, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Polignano a Mare vacation planner.

Drive from Alberobello to Polignano a Mare in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. June in Polignano a Mare sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sant'Andrea.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Sant'Andrea

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello d'Amelj, then get great views at Torre Sant'Andrea, and then head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sant'Andrea online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Sant'Andrea takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lecce.

Things to do in Sant'Andrea

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Il Frantoio del Vicere and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di S. Giovanni Battista al Rosario.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lecce day trip planning website.

Drive from Sant'Andrea to Lecce in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Lecce can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Lecce

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tropea

— 3 nights
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Praia di Fuoco, then see some colorful creatures with Tirrenian Diving Center, and then head outdoors with Lido Costa degli Dei. On the next day, get outside with Lido l'Oasi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tropea Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Affaccio Raf Vallone.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Tropea travel planner.

You can drive from Lecce to Tropea in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Lecce, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tropea, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

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.

Puglia travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.