22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: College Station
Fly:  22​h
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + foot + bus + train + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Ravello
— 2 nights
subway + train:  3​h
3
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
7
Florence
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: College Station

2
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Monreale and Chiesa San Giorgio Martire. Via delle Absidi and Museo dell'Acciuga will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Cinema Paradiso Museum, Palazzo Adriano, Sicily (in Palazzo Adriano) and Chiesa di San Francesco (in Naro). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, admire the striking features of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo travel planner.

College Station, USA to Palermo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Monreale, Cinema Paradiso Museum, Palazzo Adriano, Sicily, Chiesa di San Francesco, Chiesa San Giorgio Martire, Museo dell'Acciuga
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu

2
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Take a break from Ravello with a short trip to Fornillo in Positano, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, kick back and relax at Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Palermo to Ravello in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. May in Ravello sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Fornillo, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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.
Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner .

Getting from Ravello to Rome by combination of subway and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in May, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Orvieto and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Civita di Bagnoregio and Pozzo di San Patrizio. Change things up with these side-trips from Orvieto: Montemerano (Chiesa di San Giorgio & Piazza del Castello di Montemerano), Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia) and Giardino dei Tarocchi (in Pescia Fiorentina). It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Pitigliano Centro Storico and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Maggiore.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Orvieto trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Orvieto, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montemerano, Civita di Bagnoregio, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Cascate del Mulino, Giardino dei Tarocchi
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Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then steep yourself in history at San Damiano, and finally don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Della Repubblica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Assisi online trip builder .

Getting from Orvieto to Assisi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Assisi are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Rocca Paolina, Piazza Della Repubblica, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Scrovegni Chapel. Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Basilica di Sant’Antonio about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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

4
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Pitti Palace and Academy Of Florence Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence tour planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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