20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  18​h
1
Venice
— 3 nights
2
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Bologna
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Modena
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Maranello
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
San Gimignano
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Siena
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
9
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Cinque Terre
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Florence
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
12
Naples
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
13
Pompeii
— 1 day
subway:  45​min
14
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
15
Capri
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
16
Sorrento
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
17
Positano
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
18
Amalfi
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
19
Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
20
Rome
— 1 night
subway:  30​min
21
Vatican City
— 1 day
subway:  30​min
22
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

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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've added Libreria Acqua Alta, Isola di Murano, Magie di Carnevale, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Venice trip maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Isola di Murano
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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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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Thu), look for gifts at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella and then stop by San Lorenzo market.

Discover how to plan a Florence trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping
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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bologna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Modena.

Things to do in Bologna

Shopping
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Tamburini ©
Tamburini

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Modena

Modena ©
Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari has been added to your itinerary.

Plan a trip to Modena easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Modena is just a short distance from Bologna. July in Modena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Maranello.

Things to do in Modena

Museums
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MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari ©
MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari

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Maranello

Maranello ©
Maranello is a town and comune in the region of Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy, 18 km from Modena, with a population of 17,165 as of 2013. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Ferrari.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Maranello trip itinerary site .

Maranello is just a stone's throw from Modena. In July, daily temperatures in Maranello can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Maranello

Museums
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Museo Ferrari ©
Museo Ferrari

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Florence

Florence ©
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence planning app .

Traveling by car from Maranello to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Palazzo Vecchio ©
Palazzo Vecchio

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
You've now added Historic Centre of San Gimignano to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in San Gimignano sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Siena.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites Museums
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano ©

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Siena Cathedral as well as Dolce Siena craft specialties. On the 15th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Siena Cathedral and then stop by Dolce Siena craft specialties.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Siena online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from San Gimignano to Siena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Dolce Siena craft specialties ©
Dolce Siena craft specialties

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Florence

Florence
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Florence sightseeing app .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Cinque Terre Trails and Vernazza. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a stroll around Vernazza, hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cinque Terre Trails.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza

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Florence

Florence ©
For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Florence sightseeing tool .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Museums
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hop on Hop Off Bus, Naples, Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli and National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naples day trip website .

Take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pompeii trip planner .

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In July, daytime highs in Pompeii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento itinerary maker website .

Getting from Pompeii to Sorrento by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a subway; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sorrento are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Parks Beaches
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Food Tours
Cattedrale di Sorrento ©
Cattedrale di Sorrento

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Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): Head underground at Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then make a trip to Giardini di Augusto, and finally explore the activities along Marina Piccola.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri trip itinerary planner.

Capri is just a short distance from Sorrento. In July, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

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Sorrento

Sorrento
To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerary planning tool .

Sorrento is just a stone's throw from Capri. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Positano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Positano

Positano
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Positano trip itinerary maker website .

Positano is just a short distance from Sorrento. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Amalfi

Amalfi ©
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.
Duomo di Sant'Andrea has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi tour site .

Amalfi is just a short distance from Positano. July in Amalfi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Villa Cimbrone Gardens
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Sorrento

Sorrento
To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amalfi in July since evenings lows in Sorrento dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Transportation
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Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker app .

Do a combination of subway and train from Sorrento to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Nightlife Historic Sites
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Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, get to know the fascinating history of Vatican City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and finally appreciate the history behind La Pieta.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vatican City trip maker app .

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. In July, daily temperatures in Vatican City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Museums Historic Sites
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Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
La Pieta ©
La Pieta

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Rome

Rome ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mostra di Leonardo Da Vinci. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, engage your brain at Mostra di Leonardo Da Vinci, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip maker website .

Rome is very close to Vatican City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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