22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

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Polignano a Mare
— 1 night
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Bari
— 1 night
Drive
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pompeii
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Polignano a Mare

— 1 night
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lama Monachile, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stop by Oro della terra, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Marchesale, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Polignano a Mare driving holiday tool.

Cardiff, UK to Polignano a Mare is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Polignano a Mare. Traveling from Cardiff in August, things will get a bit warmer in Polignano a Mare: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Outdoors · Beaches · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Bari

— 1 night

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giacomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, then kick back and relax at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, then see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bari road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Bari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Bari sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Amalfi

— 3 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and get great views at Torre dello Ziro.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amalfi road trip planning site.

Drive from Bari to Amalfi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Bari in August, Amalfi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Sorrento

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Ceramica Assunta and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Fornillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally go for a walk through Positano.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, then get outside with Cilento, and then make a trip to Garden of Ship Europa House - Excavations. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Spiaggia della Crestarella, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Villa dei Misteri.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Pompeii

Outdoors · Tours · Transportation · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and stop by Trastevere.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route tool.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Florence dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Verona

— 3 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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in the views from Ponte Pietra, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Venice

— 3 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.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice road trip tool.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Province of Venice travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."

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