19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Vatican City
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Train
4
Portofino
— 1 night
Fly
5
Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Amalfi
— 3 nights
Ferry
7
Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
8
Sorrento
— 1 night
Drive
9
Pompeii
— 1 night
Drive
10
Naples
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planning tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Rome, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in April, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Vatican City

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Borgo di Isola Farnese, see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vatican City tour builder app.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. April in Vatican City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Cinque Terre

— 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Plan trip to Cinque Terre with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Vatican City to Cinque Terre in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for Portofino on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Portofino

— 1 night
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Di San Martino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Portofino route planning site.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Portofino in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Portofino, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 25th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Portofino to Palermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Amalfi.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 3 nights

Painted Town

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.
Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Positano (Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience & Il Sentiero Degli Dei). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip planner.

Getting from Palermo to Amalfi by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Capri

— 2 nights
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 30th (Sat): hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, then stroll through Parco Astarita, and then take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, and finally get a dose of the wild on Nesea Capri.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Capri trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Amalfi to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Capri sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then stop by Augusto & Luca's Workshop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa e Convento di S. Francesco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sorrento trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Sorrento in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Pompeii

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 3rd (Tue), delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, explore the ancient world of Villa di Poppea, contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Pompeii planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Arechi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naples road trip planner.

Naples is just a short distance from Pompeii. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.