22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Train:  15 h 15 min
1
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ravello
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Cappella Sansevero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Paestum Ruins and Catacombe di San Gennaro are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods (in Positano) and Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Sol’Art Ceramiche). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary maker site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Naples is an approximately 15.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Naples: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Paestum Ruins, Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

3
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Centro Storico Ravello. Step out of Ravello to go to Positano and see Fornillo, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giovanni del Toro.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ravello trip maker site.

Getting from Naples to Ravello by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Naples in June, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Fornillo
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Let the collections at Museo della Porziuncola and Museo della Memoria capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Azienda Agraria Saio. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in June, Assisi is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo della Misericordia di Firenze. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Silvia Tanganelli). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): head outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, steep yourself in history at Piazza delle Erbe, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Santissima Trinita in Monte Oliveto.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Verona day trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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.
Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online trip planner.

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planning website.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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