21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
2
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  9​h 30​min
3
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Porto Venere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Maiori
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Mumbai


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2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 2nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Giardino del lago and then cool off at Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese and then kick back and relax at Calypso Beach Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in September; daily highs in Rome reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Calypso Beach Village, Giardino del lago, Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach
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Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach ©
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cala Mariolu. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Biriala, then delve into the distant past at Domus De Janas, and then kick back and relax at Cala dei Gabbiani.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Baunei in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Rome in September, Baunei is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Domus De Janas
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Domus De Janas ©
Domus De Janas

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Seccione, and then stop by Gelateria Zero Gradi. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sant'Andrea LI, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Tombe, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, and finally meet the residents at Acquario dell'Elba.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Portoferraio online trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Baunei to Portoferraio in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Baunei in September, with highs in Portoferraio at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sant'Andrea LI, Spiaggia delle Tombe, Acquario dell'Elba, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia di Seccione ©
Spiaggia di Seccione
Sant'Andrea LI ©
Sant'Andrea LI

2
nights
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Portovenere has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): wander the streets of Portovenere, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at La Bottega Di Rena, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giorgio, then learn more about the world around you at Punta Corvo, and finally cool off at Lido di Lerici Stabilimento Balneare.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Venere day trip planning tool .

Getting from Portoferraio to Porto Venere by combination of ferry and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Porto Venere can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lido di Lerici Stabilimento Balneare, Chiesa di San Giorgio, Punta Corvo
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Punta Corvo ©
Punta Corvo
Chiesa di San Giorgio ©
Chiesa di San Giorgio

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Di Camaiore, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning site .

You can drive from Porto Venere to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Angelo Vitturi. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercati di Rialto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice trip app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Angelo Vitturi
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Paolo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Nana' Positano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica della SS. Trinita, then explore the world behind art at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, then explore the world behind art at Correale di Terranova Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Positano trip planning website .

You can drive from Venice to Positano in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in September, Positano is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Maiori.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento, Monastero di San Paolo, Basilica della SS. Trinita
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Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento
Nana' Positano ©
Nana' Positano
Church of Santa Maria Assunta ©
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

3
nights
Maiori

Maiori ©
Maiori is a town and comune on the Amalfi coast in the province of Salerno . On the 18th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, then contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II, then steep yourself in history at Temple of Athena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum.

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You can drive from Positano to Maiori in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maiori

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Paestum, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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