22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Municipio, Train to Rome
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
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Bologna
— 1 night
Train
4
Pisa
— 1 day
Train
5
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train
6
Bellagio
— 2 nights
Train
7
Verona
— 2 nights
Shuttle
8
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly
9
Otranto
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Alghero
— 2 nights
Train to Olbia, Bus to Arzachena
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Arzachena
— 3 nights

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Capri

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Marina Piccola, Head underground at Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, make a trip to Belvedere Cannone, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Chiesa di Santo Stefano, make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then Head underground at White Grotta, and finally pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Capri trip builder website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Naples International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Capri to Rome by combination of ferry and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

1
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Bologna

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, then don't miss a visit to Archiginnasio di Bologna, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna road trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Bologna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites

1
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Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 26th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pisa route planning website.

Getting from Bologna to Pisa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

1
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Cinque Terre

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre journey planner.

Take a train from Pisa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Bellagio.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Bellagio

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bellagio: Campanile di San Nicolo (in Lecco), Chiesa di Santa Maria Sopra Olcio (in Mandello del Lario) and Sentiero del Viandante (in Varenna). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Borgo di Pescallo, learn about winemaking at Enoteca Principessa, and admire the natural beauty at Parco di Villa Serbelloni.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bellagio online travel route planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Bellagio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Verona

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti.

Plan my day in Verona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Bellagio to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

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Venice

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Otranto.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Otranto

Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale Di Otranto, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, and then explore the activities along Cava di Bauxite. On the next day, head outdoors with Circolo Ippico Malepezza, Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, and then stroll through Baia dei Turchi.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Otranto trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Otranto in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in August: highs in Otranto hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Alghero

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 6th (Fri), stroll around Le Prigionette and then explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alghero online holiday maker.

You can fly from Otranto to Alghero in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Otranto in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alghero, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Arzachena.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Arzachena

Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Step out of Arzachena with an excursion to Parco Nazionale dell'Arcipelago di La Maddalena in La Maddalena--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with Smeralda Boats, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Petra Ruja, look for gifts at Enoteca Elit, and learn about winemaking at Vigne Surrau.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Arzachena tour planning tool.

You can drive from Alghero to Arzachena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Puglia travel guide

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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.

Sardinia travel guide

4.2
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.