20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cortina d'Ampezzo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pisa
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
6
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Civita di Bagnoregio
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Orvieto
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
10
Rome
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
11
Salerno
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
12
Pompeii
— 1 night
Subway:  1 h
13
Naples
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
14
Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 day
Ferry:  1 h
15
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Salt Lake City

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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've now added St Mark's Campanile to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, thenexamine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Venice due to the time zone difference. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo ©
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. You've added Escursione Estiva - Lago di Braies - Cima dei Colli Alti, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Centro Visite del Parco Naturale Puez-Odle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): hit the slopes at Rifugio Lagazuoi and then trek along Sass Pordoi. Keep things going the next day: get all the information you need at Centro Visite del Parco Naturale Puez-Odle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cortina d'Ampezzo visit 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. In September, daytime highs in Cortina d'Ampezzo are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sass Pordoi, Centro Visite del Parco Naturale Puez-Odle, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Escursione Estiva - Lago di Braies - Cima dei Colli Alti
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Tre Cime di Lavaredo ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Rifugio Lagazuoi ©
Rifugio Lagazuoi

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cinque Terre Trails. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Cinque Terre Trails, explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can drive from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Cinque Terre in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Cortina d'Ampezzo in October, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 4th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pisa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Pisa sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Gimignano.
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
You've added Rocca of Montestaffoli, Torre Grossa, Piazza della Cisterna, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 4th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca of Montestaffoli, thencontemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, thenmake a trip to Piazza della Cisterna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano.

Before you visit San Gimignano, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Pisa to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Piazza della Cisterna ©
Piazza della Cisterna
Rocca of Montestaffoli ©
Rocca of Montestaffoli

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Baptistery of St. John, Piazza del Duomo, Campanile di Giotto, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Florence online vacation planner.

Drive from San Gimignano to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You've added Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Torre del Mangia, Piazza del Campo, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, thenmake a trip to Piazza del Campo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

Plan my day in Siena using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Civita di Bagnoregio.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia

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Civita di Bagnoregio

Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio is a town in the Province of Viterbo in central Italy, a suburb of the comune of Bagnoregio, 1km east from it. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Donato Church.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Civita di Bagnoregio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Civita di Bagnoregio takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Orvieto.

Things to do in Civita di Bagnoregio

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
San Donato Church ©
San Donato Church

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Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Duomo di Orvieto, Necropoli Etrusca Di Crocifisso Del Tufo, Torre del Moro, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Moro.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Orvieto trip planning tool.

You can drive from Civita di Bagnoregio to Orvieto in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Necropoli Etrusca Di Crocifisso Del Tufo ©

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and other attractions. On the 8th (Tue), wander the streets of Trastevere, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, thensteep yourself in history at Roman Forum, thenexplore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at Sistine Chapel, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally steep yourself in history at Colle del Gianicolo.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Orvieto to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, Walk of the Gods and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. On the 10th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Paestum Ruins and then explore the ancient world of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally get outside with Walk of the Gods.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Salerno online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Salerno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Rome in October since evenings lows in Salerno dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amalfi, Paestum, Ravello, Walk of the Gods
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo Vesuviano Giovan Battista Alfano, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, thendelve into the distant past at Castello di Arechi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Forte La Carnale.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pompeii driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Pompeii takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Pompeii, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Salerno
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Salerno ©
Duomo di Salerno
Teatro Grande ©
Teatro Grande

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catacombe di San Gennaro as well as Underground Naples. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planner.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. In October in Naples, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Naples

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Belvedere di Tragara has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, thentake an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, thenget to know the fascinating history of Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Tragara.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Capri online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Naples to Capri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Capri are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) ©
Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps)

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Naples

Naples ©
Castel dell'Ovo has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Castel dell'Ovo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Capri in October, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vesuvio National Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Vesuvio National Park ©
Vesuvio National Park

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