20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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Bari
— 2 nights
Train to Castellammare di Stabia, Taxi to Positano
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Positano
— 4 nights
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Cagliari, Sardinia
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Bari

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari, kick back and relax at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, and don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bari trip site.

London, UK to Bari is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Bari, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Bari at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

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Positano

— 4 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica of Saint Trofimena (in Minori), Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena (in Atrani) and Ravello (Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, Villa Rufolo, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Positano trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Bari to Positano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Cagliari, Sardinia

— 5 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cagliari: Villasimius (Simius Beach, Porto Giunco, &more), Spiaggia di Tuerredda (in Teulada) and Su Giudeo (in Domus de Maria). Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poetto, delve into the distant past at Area Archeologica di Nora, make a trip to Bastione di Saint Remy, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria.

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Getting from Positano to Cagliari by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio.

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You can fly from Cagliari to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

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Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, find something for the whole family at Leolandia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Milan trip app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Venice

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Casa Ezzelino, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planner.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Italy travel guide

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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.