21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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21 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  9​h
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Venice
— 3 nights
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orvieto
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Rome
— 4 nights
7
Naples
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nuraghe Sant'Antine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at S'Archittu and Santa Trinita di Saccargia. Go for a jaunt from Alghero to Cabras to see Spiaggia di Is Arutas about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Capo Caccia and stroll through Spiaggia di Maria Pia.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Alghero tour planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Alghero is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Alghero. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get little chillier in Alghero: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

S'Archittu, Spiaggia di Is Arutas, Basilica di Saccargia, Nuraghe Sant'Antine
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia

3
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Scrovegni Chapel and Doge's Palace. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Sant’Antonio and Ponte dei Sospiri. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Venice vacation planning site .

Getting from Alghero to Venice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abbazia di San Galgano and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico and Pitti Palace. Step out of Florence with an excursion to San Gimignano 1300 in San Gimignano--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

San Gimignano 1300, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip builder app .

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Assisi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio, take a stroll through Civita di Bagnoregio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella del Corporale, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Bartolomei Al Vecchio Frantoio dei F.Lli Bartolomei, examine the collection at Musei del Castello di Alviano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Apostoli Pietro e Paolo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orvieto trip planner .

Drive from Assisi to Orvieto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Orvieto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Musei del Castello di Alviano, Chiesa dei SS. Apostoli Pietro e Paolo, Bartolomei Al Vecchio Frantoio dei F.Lli Bartolomei, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Popular historic sites such as Piazza Navona and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip builder .

Traveling by train from Orvieto to Rome takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and then delve into the distant past at Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Ruins of Herculaneum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Naples sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro

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