22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Verona Villafranca Airport, Drive to Trento
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Trento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
Train
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Turin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salerno
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Fly

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Trento — 2 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Merano Centro Storico and Il Parco Secolare degli Asburgo. Get out of town with these interesting Trento side-trips: Bolzano (Piazza Walther & South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology) and Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal (in Andalo). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, look for gifts at Erboristeria Malvina, examine the collection at MUSE - Science Museum, and explore the world behind art at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trento trip planner.

Tucson, USA to Trento is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Trento is 8 hours. Traveling from Tucson in December, expect Trento to be a bit cooler, temps between 47°F and 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
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Milan — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 14th (Wed), browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milan route planner.

Traveling by car from Trento to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trento in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Milan, with lows of 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turin.
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Turin — 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, then make a trip to Piazza Castello, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Lorenzo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turin trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Turin sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Salerno.
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Salerno — 4 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Salerno and Giardino della Minerva. Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma (in Ravello), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire (in Conca dei Marini). The adventure continues: make a trip to Promenade Trieste, admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale, admire the striking features of Palazzo Fruscione, and contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salerno journey planner.

You can fly from Turin to Salerno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in December; daily highs in Salerno reach 59°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

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 St. Peter's Square and Church of St. Louis of the French. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome itinerary planner.

Drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Salerno in December, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, stop by Assisi Jewels, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Assisi, with highs around 50°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. There's lots more to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Prato della Valle and Scrovegni Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Dorsoduro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip tool.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 49°F and lows are around 34°F. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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