25 days in Italy Itinerary

25 days in Italy Itinerary

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25 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Rome
Drive:  3 h
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Carpi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Milan
— 2 nights
car:  3 h
5
Venice
— 2 nights
car:  4 h 30 min
6
Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
car:  4 h 30 min
7
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Rome
— 4 nights
End: Rome

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Sorgente del Tevere. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Florence journey planner.

Rome to Florence is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carpi.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Sorgente del Tevere
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Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno ©
Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno
Food Tours
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

1
night
Carpi

Carpi ©
Carpi is an Italian town and comune of about 70,000 people in the province of Modena, Emilia-Romagna. On the 9th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Levizzano Rangone, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna Del Castello Di Fiorano, learn about winemaking at Cantina Albinea Canali, see the interesting displays at Museo Il Correggio, then examine the collection at Palazzo dei Principi, and finally don't miss a visit to Pieve di Santa Maria in Castello detta la Sagra. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Oasi La Francesa and then examine the collection at Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena - Spilamberto.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Carpi trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Florence to Carpi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Carpi

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Correggio, Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena - Spilamberto, Castello di Levizzano Rangone, Santuario Della Madonna Del Castello Di Fiorano, Cantina Albinea Canali
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Oasi La Francesa ©
Oasi La Francesa
Cantina Albinea Canali ©
Cantina Albinea Canali
Castello di Levizzano Rangone ©
Castello di Levizzano Rangone

1
night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 11th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese, savor the flavors at Tama gelati e molto di piu', then see the interesting displays at Casa Carbone, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Fieschi. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pieve di Sorano and then take advantage of the amenities at Spiaggia Eco del Mare.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carpi to Cinque Terre. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Casa Carbone, Basilica dei Fieschi, Pieve di Sorano, Tama gelati e molto di piu', Spiaggia Eco del Mare
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Casa Carbone ©
Casa Carbone
Basilica dei Fieschi ©
Basilica dei Fieschi

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, examine the collection at Castello Visconteo - Musei Civici, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Michele Maggiore. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico Alfa Romeo.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip site .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pavia, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo, Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
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Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo ©
Abbazia Santa Maria di Morimondo
Abbazia di Chiaravalle ©
Abbazia di Chiaravalle

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 15th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr, and then walk around Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Moon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Milan to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary, Blue Moon
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Blue Moon ©
Blue Moon
Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo ©
Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

4
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio and Museo Mandralisca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chiesa del Gesu and Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo. Explore Palermo's surroundings by going to Castello di Venere (in Erice), Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Teatro Greco di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Palermo trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Palermo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cefalu, Teatro Greco di Segesta, Spiaggia di Castellamare del Golfo, Castello di Venere, Castello di Caccamo
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Teatro Greco di Segesta ©
Teatro Greco di Segesta
Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo
Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio ©
Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio

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nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), then explore the ancient world of Fullonica di Stephanus, and then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano, explore the ancient world of Tempio di Venere, then take an in-depth tour of Antiquarium and Excavations, then explore the ancient world of House of Venus in the Shell, and finally delve into the distant past at Via delle Tombe.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pompeii trip planner.

Fly from Palermo to Pompeii in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Antiquarium and Excavations
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Casa del Poeta Tragico ©
Casa del Poeta Tragico
Teatro Grande ©
Teatro Grande
House of Venus in the Shell ©
House of Venus in the Shell

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Valle delle Ferriere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amalfi travel route site .

You can drive from Pompeii to Amalfi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pompeii in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Ravello
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Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Storico Piana delle Orme and Grotte di Falvaterra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare (in Maccarese) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Amalfi to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Amalfi in March, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Duomo di Orvieto, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Grotte di Falvaterra, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini ©
Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

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