7 days in Italy Itinerary

7 days in Italy Itinerary

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Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Anacapri
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Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Tokyo


Venice — 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Tue), snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker.

Tokyo, Japan to Venice is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Tokyo to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Alghero.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Alghero — 1 night

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alghero trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Venice to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Alghero, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Pompeii.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries
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Pompeii — 1 night

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii online road trip planner.

You can fly from Alghero to Pompeii in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Alghero in May, Pompeii is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Anacapri.
Side Trip
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Anacapri — 1 night

Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 21st (Sat), get great views at Belvedere Cannone, then hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, then Head underground at Blue Grotto, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anacapri road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Pompeii to Anacapri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Anacapri can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naples.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip
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Naples — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naples online travel route planner.

Getting from Anacapri to Naples by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. May in Naples sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Fiumicino.
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Fiumicino — 1 day

Fiumicino is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, Lazio, central Italy, with a population of 77,870 (2015). Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Ippolito e Lucia, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Valadier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Porto della Salute.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Fiumicino road trip planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Fiumicino in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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.

Sardinia travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.

Island of Capri travel guide

Caves · Geologic Formations · Gardens
Capri, just 5 km (3 mi) from the mainland of Italy, has been a celebrated vacation spot and a coastal resort since the Roman Republic. Known in Greek mythology as an island favored by the sirens, Capri was a popular leisure destination for numerous Roman emperors. One of the more notorious emperors, Tiberius, built an extravagant villa on the island and allegedly flung visitors who displeased him from the high cliffs of his estate. Escape the swarms of visitors by sightseeing inland. The coastal areas may be known for attractions like beaches and caves carved out of cliffs, but deeper inland are other places to visit, including secluded natural trails and several abandoned forts.