21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

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Genoa
— 3 nights
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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Sorrento
— 7 nights
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Genoa

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Take a break from Genoa with a short trip to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza in Monterosso al Mare, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, visit Boccadasse, and examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Genoa trip maker website.

London, UK to Genoa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Genoa. In May, Genoa is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Ravenna (Mirabilandia, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, &more) and Maranello (Museo Ferrari & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bologna road trip planning app.

You can drive from Genoa to Bologna in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Genoa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bologna, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

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Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

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Sorrento

— 7 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello), Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Pompeii Archaeological Park, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's much more to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, explore and take pictures at Amalfi Coast, and stroll through Spiaggia Grande.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Sorrento sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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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.