23 days in Italy Itinerary

23 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Des Moines
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Naples
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
9
Padua
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  30 min
10
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Des Moines

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vino Roma. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Vino Roma. On the next day, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica and then browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rome online sightseeing planner.

Des Moines, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Des Moines to Rome is 7 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

1
day
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, thendelve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, and then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo ©
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

1
night
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi online holiday planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Verrazzano.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence online travel route planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Baia del Silenzio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Palazzo Rosso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, thenexplore the historical opulence of D'Albertis Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Florence in June, plan for slightly colder days in Genoa, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Faro di Portofino, Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Michele Maggiore, and then identify plant and animal life at Oasi di Sant'Alessio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Acquaworld.

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

Getting from Genoa to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. While traveling from Genoa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Spas Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Basilica San Michele Maggiore, Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Acquaworld
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Acquaworld ©
Acquaworld
Basilica San Michele Maggiore ©
Basilica San Michele Maggiore

2
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
On the 19th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Arena di Verona, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Sirmione, thenkick back and relax at Jamaica Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, thenexplore the world behind art at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Verona day trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Padua.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sirmione
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Jamaica Beach ©
Jamaica Beach

2
nights
Padua

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Villa Pisani National Museum, step into the grandiose world of La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, and then get to know the resident critters at Parco Faunistico Cappeller. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, stop by Quartiere dell'Antico Ghetto Ebraico di Padova, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, thenadmire the masterpieces at Castello del Catajo, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa del Petrarca.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Padua online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Verona to Padua by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Verona in June: highs in Padua hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda, Villa Pisani National Museum, Castello del Catajo, Parco Faunistico Cappeller, Casa del Petrarca
Highlights from your plan
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda ©
La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Dorsoduro and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Visit Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online vacation planner.

Getting from Padua to Venice by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Padua in June, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

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