20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Catania
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train + Bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Taxi + Subway:  1​h 30​min
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
6
Pisa
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
9
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

2
nights
Catania

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Mt Etna has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catania: Centro Storico (in Noto) and Syracuse (Palazzo Vermexio & Ortigia). There's much more to do: make a trip to Piazza Duomo, admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Amenano, and steep yourself in history at Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Catania journey planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Catania is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Catania. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Amalfi.

Things to do in Catania

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Syracuse, Centro Storico
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Ortigia ©
Ortigia
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

2
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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 5th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Fornillo, make a trip to Fondazione Lewitt - Villa Letizia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, then don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amalfi online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Catania to Amalfi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Fondazione Lewitt - Villa Letizia
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Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

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nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 7th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, then don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, then don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and subway from Amalfi to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in September, Naples is slightly colder at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori
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Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planning app .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Rome sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On the next day, make a trip to Ratto della Sabina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planning site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa journey tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Cinque Terre.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

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night
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Pisa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Cortile Mercato Vecchio e Scala della Ragione, Torre dei Lamberti, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice tour planning website .

Drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Milan

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip website .

Take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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