21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Fly to Brindisi, Bus to Salve
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Salve
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Train
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Milan
— 1 night
Fly to London City, Train to Birmingham

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice online tour itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in July, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Salve.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Salve

— 2 nights
Salve is a 5,000 inhabitants village and comune in the province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.HistoryIndications of Bronze Age settlements in the territory of Salve have been revealed by several archaeological findings. On the 2nd (Mon), Head underground at Grotta del Lago, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then Head underground at Grotta del Soffio. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Sidereus, then kick back and relax at Channel Ciolo, and then admire the majestic nature at Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salve tour builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Venice to Salve in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in August, Salve is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Salve

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Positano

— 4 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Positano online trip builder.

You can drive from Salve to Positano in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, wander the streets of Trastevere, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker site.

Drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Florence

— 4 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 find plenty of places to visit near Florence: La Vela BeachClub (in Lido Di Camaiore) and Pisa (Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano & Leaning Tower of Pisa). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Fegina, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): trek along Cinque Terre Trails, trek along Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre day trip app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

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 18th (Wed), see La Casa Maledetta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Italy travel guide

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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.