22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
2
Naples
— 3 nights
3
Orvieto
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Assisi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
6
Verona
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  16​h
End: Playa del Carmen

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of St. Louis of the French and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sebastiano al Palatino, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planning tool .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in January; daily highs in Rome reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borbonica and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Popular historic sites such as Catacombe di San Gennaro and Pompeii Archaeological Park are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Basilica di Santa Trofimena (in Minori). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, examine the collection at National Archaeological Museum of Naples, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples

1
night
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Sotterranea, and then contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orvieto trip maker .

Traveling by car from Naples to Orvieto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, Orvieto is a bit cooler than Naples - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Orvieto Sotterranea ©
Orvieto Sotterranea
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo della Porziuncola and Eremo delle Carceri. Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Chiesa della Madonna delle Lacrime in Trevi (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Nuova, contemplate the long history of Borgo Antico di Colle Pino, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Assisi online vacation maker .

Drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Borgo Antico di Colle Pino, Chiesa della Madonna delle Lacrime
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico and Uffizi Galleries. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

4
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali and Piazza Bra. Let the collections at Palazzo Te and MUSE - Museo delle Scienze capture your imagination. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Piazza Duomo (in Trento), Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Castel Thun (in Ton). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, and step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona travel route app .

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Trento, Palazzo Te, Castello Estense, Castel Thun
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MUSE - Museo delle Scienze ©
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Cannaregio. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, and get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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