20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 2 nights
Subway + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Rome is 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, with highs in Rome at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
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 6th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, make a trip to Chiesa San Pietro a Corte, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally make a trip to Oltre I Resti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with Cilento, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Naples day trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Naples sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Salerno
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Chiesa San Pietro a Corte ©
Chiesa San Pietro a Corte
Cilento ©
Cilento

3
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Amalfi side-trips: Monte Finestra (in Tramonti) and Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Naples to Amalfi by combination of subway and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Grotte di Suppraiano, Monte Finestra, Liquorificio Mansi Carlo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 11th (Wed), make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, see the interesting displays at Mostra Permanente degli Antichi Mestieri e della Civilta Contadina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in November, things will get little chillier in Assisi: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, listen to music at La Casa Maledetta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Milan road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in November, you will find days in Milan are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Arena di Verona (in Verona) and Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. November in Venice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arena di Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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