21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan
— 2 nights
2
Venice
— 3 nights
3
Ravenna
— 2 nights
4
Florence
— 1 night
5
Rome
— 6 nights
6
Forio
— 2 nights
7
Naples
— 2 nights

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.
Head to Brera District and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele IIfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Guree Beach and Fiume Ticino. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Oasi di Sant'Alessio (in Sant'Alessio con Vialone), Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio (in Golasecca) and Campanile di San Nicolo (in Lecco). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Milan online road trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Milan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 85°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Monastero, Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Melissa Beach di Annunziata Silvio, Guree Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Brera District ©
Brera District
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dorsoduro and Lido. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Blue Moon (in Lido di Venezia) and Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary (in Quinto di Treviso). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Moon, Oasi Cervara - Nature Sanctuary
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Lido ©
Lido
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

2
nights
Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Attilio Beach Pleasure Club, head outdoors with Bagno Martini 163, then head outdoors with Fantini Club, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno 169, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Oscar Spiaggia 298. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Topolino Park, then kick back and relax at Bagno Corallo, then stroll through Stabilimento Balneare Bagno Roberto 43, and finally get in on the family fun at Mirabilandia.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ravenna trip tool.

Drive from Venice to Ravenna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ravenna are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Ravenna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Cervia, Cesenatico, Topolino Park
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Oscar Spiaggia 298 ©
Oscar Spiaggia 298
Attilio Beach Pleasure Club ©
Attilio Beach Pleasure Club

1
night
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do your shopping at Happio and Gelateria Panna e Liquirizia. Visit Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare and Mediterranea for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: La Nave Beach (in Fregene), Centro Commerciale L'Aquilone (in Nucleo Industriale Pile) and Aelia Duty Free (in Fiumicino). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Villa Borghese, look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore, and enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fiumicino, Ladispoli, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, St. Peter's Basilica, Il Lago di Scanno
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Campo Imperatore ©
Campo Imperatore
Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno

2
nights
Forio

Forio ©
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia della Chiaia, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cava dell'Isola, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Citara, and finally test the waters at Giardini Poseidon Terme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Associazione Nemo - mare, cultura, territorio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maronti Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at Ischia Adventure Park, then stroll through La Spiaggia e la Baia di Cartaromana, then look for gifts at Atelier delle Dolcezze, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Forio trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Forio in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ischia, Associazione Nemo - mare, cultura, territorio, Ischia Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
Giardini Poseidon Terme ©
Giardini Poseidon Terme
Maronti Beach ©
Maronti Beach
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Forum. Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, find your balance on the water with Kayak Napoli, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Pompeii
Highlights from your plan
Posillipo ©
Posillipo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

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