22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Ravenna
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Venice
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Cortina d'Ampezzo
— 2 nights
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Rome. Traveling from Johannesburg in March, expect Rome to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Head to Cucina Giuseppina - Italian Cooking Family and Mercato Centralefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico & Duomo di Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Classes

Side Trips

Ravenna

— 1 night

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Lilith Studio Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ravenna online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Florence to Ravenna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Ravenna

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bologna

— 3 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
For shopping fun, head to Il Tempio del Suino - Salumeria Mazzini or Palazzo dei Diamanti. Bologna Fotografata. Tre Secoli di Sguardi and Wikiarte Auction House Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Bologna to go to San Bartolomeo in Bosco and see Rondina Store, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Abacanto Home, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna online holiday builder.

Getting from Ravenna to Bologna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Venice

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Head to Piazza delle Erbe and Fondazione Bisazzafor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more), Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more) and La Stramba (in Burano). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Venice route site.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Cortina d'Ampezzo

— 2 nights
Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. On the 1st (Fri), hit the slopes at Rifugio Lagazuoi, take a stroll around Arabba, and then view the masterpieces at Artigianlegno Marmolada. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Biennale Arte Dolomiti and then stop by Azienda Agricola F.lli Talamini de la Tela.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cortina d'Ampezzo trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Cortina d'Ampezzo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.