22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
4
Rome
— 2 nights
Train to Napoli Centrale, Fly to Alghero
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Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabras, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carloforte, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Teulada, Sardinia
— 4 nights
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Venice

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Venice is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 3 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia Di Sansone and Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di Cavoli and Spiaggia Stecchi. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia La Sorgente and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Canata.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Portoferraio trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome

— 2 nights

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 11th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome route website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero online vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Alghero by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Alghero dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Cabras, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at I Gatti di Su Pallosu, then stroll through Sa Mesa Longa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Is Arutas. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Spiaggia Mari Ermi and then kick back and relax at Maimoni Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cabras trip planner.

Getting from Alghero to Cabras by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Cabras sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Baunei.

Things to do in Cabras

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Baunei, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cala Biriala and then kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Piscine di Venere and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Goloritzè.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Baunei vacation planner.

You can drive from Cabras to Baunei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Cabras in August, plan for little chillier days in Baunei, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Carloforte, Sardinia

— 2 nights
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Delle Colonne, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cala Fico, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Sandalo, and finally kick back and relax at La Conca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Spiaggia di Girin and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Punta Nera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carloforte online route planner.

Traveling by car from Baunei to Carloforte takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Carloforte when traveling from Baunei in August, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Teulada.

Things to do in Carloforte

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Teulada, Sardinia

— 4 nights
Visiting Spiaggia di Tuerredda and Le Dune Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia Is Arenas Bianca and Spiaggia di Scivu. When in Teulada, make a side trip to see Portixeddu in Fluminimaggiore, approximately Fluminimaggiore away. It doesn't end there: stroll through Cala Ferraglione and race across the water with Blu Zafferano escursioni in gommone.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Teulada trip planning website.

Getting from Carloforte to Teulada by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Teulada

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

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.