22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: College Station
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + shuttle + Fly:  5​h
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: College Station

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Abbazia di San Galgano and Centro Storico for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip builder .

College Station, USA to Florence is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from College Station to Florence is 7 hours. Traveling from College Station in May, expect Florence to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Abbazia di San Galgano
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Cascata delle Marmore. Duomo di Orvieto and Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi will appeal to history buffs. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Pozzo di San Patrizio (in Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Strada Assisi-Santa Maria degli Angeli, and contemplate the long history of San Damiano.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Assisi travel planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Assisi, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vatican City and St. Clement Basilica. Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Centro Storico Ravello. Do your shopping at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

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

Getting from Rome to Ravello by combination of train and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in May, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Amalfi, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

2
nights
Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 16th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, then trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita. Keep things going the next day: hike along Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria a Cetrella, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Ravello to Capri in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Capri when traveling from Ravello in May, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Anacapri, Sentiero Del Passetiello Capri
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Giardini di Augusto ©
Giardini di Augusto

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scrovegni Chapel and San Giorgio Maggiore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Venice when traveling from Capri in May, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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