21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Venice
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 2 nights
Train + Subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Sorrento
— 5 nights
Subway + Train:  6​h 45​min
5
Tropea
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h
6
Reggio Calabria
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Venice

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sabbia e Sale Feeling Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia del Sole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): work some fitness into your day at Diga Sottomarina, then don't miss a visit to Laguna di Venezia, then take advantage of the amenities at Centro Astoria, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museo Pinacoteca Della Santissima Trinita.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice trip builder site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Venice Marco Polo Airport, Treviso-Sant'Angelo Airport and Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Chioggia
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Bahia del Sole ©
Bahia del Sole
Diga Sottomarina ©
Diga Sottomarina

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni and then admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

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. On the 31st (Wed), you're off toRome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monteriggioni
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Walls of Monteriggioni ©
Walls of Monteriggioni
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): stop by Sabbiacolorata, revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, and then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at V Lounge Beach Club and then kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare le Palme.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sabbiacolorata
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V Lounge Beach Club ©
V Lounge Beach Club
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia
Castel Romano Designer Outlet ©
Castel Romano Designer Outlet

5
nights
Sorrento

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.
Appreciate the collections at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Duomo di Ravello. Get some cultural insight at Le Vigne di Raito and Paestum Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sorrento: Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Bagni d'Arienzo (in Positano) and Vietri sul Mare (Sol’Art Ceramiche & Parrocchia San Giovanni). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna del Carmine, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina di Puolo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Leonelli's Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Sorrento in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tropea.

Things to do in Sorrento

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Ravello, Amalfi, Paestum Ruins, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

3
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Let the collections at Spiaggia di Riaci and Capo Vaticano capture your imagination. Head to Tropea Beach and Tropeafor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Tropea to Pizzo to see Piedigrotta Church about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Creazioni Artistiche Il Faro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Acquamarina Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola, and take an in-depth tour of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tropea day trip planning site .

Getting from Sorrento to Tropea by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sorrento in August, Tropea is a bit cooler at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Tropea

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Capo Vaticano, Piedigrotta Church, Spiaggia di Riaci
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Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Spiaggia di Riaci ©
Spiaggia di Riaci

6
nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Do your shopping at Isola Bella and Piscina di Venere. We've included these beaches for you: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria and Piazza IX Aprile. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reggio Calabria: Taormina (Corso Umberto & Villa Comunale), Duomo di Messina (in Messina) and Zanzibar (in Scilla). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata, make a trip to Chianalea di Scilla, and see the interesting displays at Fondazione Piccolo Museo San Paolo.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Reggio Calabria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tropea to Reggio Calabria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tropea in August, Reggio Calabria is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Taormina, Scilla, Piscina di Venere, Gole Alcantara Botanical and Geological Park, Duomo di Messina
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Palazzo Della Cultura Pasquino Crupi ©

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