22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 1 night
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Acton - Beverello, Train to Assisi
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Trento
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Varenna
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Como
— 2 nights
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Genoa
— 2 nights
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La Spezia
— 2 nights
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Rome
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

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 9th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder website.

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Rome is 7 hours. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
You've now added Sorrento Hiking to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get outside with Sorrento Hiking and then take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro. On the next day, kick back and relax at Fornillo.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento trip site.

Getting from Rome to Sorrento by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the ferry ride to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 1 night

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Capri trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In May in Capri, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, and finally admire the masterpieces at Studio Moretti Caselli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Assisi online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Capri to Assisi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Capri in May, Assisi is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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 15th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see a show at Arena di Verona, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, then admire the natural beauty at Parco Giardino Sigurta, and finally make a trip to Mura di Lazise.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Verona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Assisi to Verona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You will leave for Trento on the 17th (Wed).
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, and then don't miss a visit to Fontana del Nettuno. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tappeiner Promenade, then get engrossed in the history at South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and finally don't miss a visit to Via Argentieri.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Trento online trip planner.

Drive from Verona to Trento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Trento can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

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

You can drive from Trento to Venice in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Venice sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Varenna.
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Varenna — 2 nights

Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Orrido di Bellano and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Varenna trip planner.

You can fly from Venice to Varenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Varenna sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Como.
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Como — 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Life Electric, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ciclovia dei Laghi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, then admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, and finally admire the striking features of Tempio Voltiano.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Como trip planner.

You can drive from Varenna to Como in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Genoa.
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Genoa — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, then take in the waterfront at Old Port, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally make a trip to Piazza De Ferrari. On the next day, take a stroll through Boccadasse, then make a trip to Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Genoa online visit planner.

You can drive from Como to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Como in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 58°F in Genoa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to La Spezia.
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La Spezia — 2 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally get into the urban bustle at Vernazza. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, and then take a stroll through Portovenere.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our La Spezia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Genoa to La Spezia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Genoa in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in La Spezia, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome

Eternal City

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome online holiday planner.

You can fly from La Spezia to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from La Spezia in May, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) 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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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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