19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
4
Venice
— 3 nights
train:  7​h
5
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Siena
— 3 nights
+2
train + tram + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder app .

Mumbai, India to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Cinque Terre Trails and Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Borgo Storico di Corniglia and Punta Corvo. Change things up with these side-trips from Cinque Terre: Genoa (Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Giovanni Battista, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Florence to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Genoa, Punta Corvo, Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro
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Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro ©
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dorsoduro and San Giorgio Maggiore. Get some historical perspective at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice trip planning tool .

Drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Luna Convento, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiostro del Paradiso, admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally sample the fine beverages at Antichi Sapori d'Amalfi. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Fornillo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amalfi trip builder app .

You can take a train from Venice to Amalfi in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Venice in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Amalfi

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, delve into the distant past at Via delle Tombe, delve into the distant past at Tempio d'Iside, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then delve into the distant past at House of Venus in the Shell, and finally delve into the distant past at Fullonica di Stephanus. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Suburban Baths, then delve into the distant past at Casa del Poeta Tragico, then contemplate the long history of Casa del Fauno, and finally delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pompeii itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Pompeii takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pompeii, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Presepe Artistico, Castello di Lettere
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House of Venus in the Shell ©
House of Venus in the Shell
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Castello di Lettere ©
Castello di Lettere

3
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Patrizia Cencioni Solaria, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiata di San Quirico, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Piccolomini, and finally stop by La Taverna del Pecorino.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena tour planner .

Drive from Pompeii to Siena in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In August in Siena, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, San Gimignano, Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni, Cantina Fattoria della Talosa
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Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta ©
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli

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