26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy attractions planner

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Verona
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
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Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Ravello
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Siena
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Castello Scaligero and Scaliger Castle in Malcesine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Palazzo Te and Casa di Giulietta capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua), Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) and Mountbaldo (in Malcesine). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona attractions planner.

Seattle, USA to Verona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Verona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, you will find days in Verona are somewhat warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 22nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then stroll through Spiaggia dei Conigli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Capo Ponente and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lampedusa trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lampedusa when traveling from Venice in September, with lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Mugoni. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alghero road trip website.

Getting from Lampedusa to Alghero by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Lampedusa in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alghero, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Castel dell'Ovo. Galleria Borbonica and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Naples to go to Cassino and see Monte Cassino, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gennaro, get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, and delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Alghero to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Ravello

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire, stroll through Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally get interesting insight from Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip tool.

Getting from Naples to Ravello by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Naples in September, Ravello is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Cascata delle Marmore. Change things up with a short trip to Lago di Piediluco in Piediluco (about 1h 35 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Assisi tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then explore the galleries of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

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You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in October, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Camposanto. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Duomo di Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence journey planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Florence sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.