A trip to Italy should be well researched and painstakingly planned out: that's why we've done that part for you! Our local specialists and travelers told us what they love most about Italy, and we listened, putting together some of Italy's best itineraries for common trip lengths. If you have between five days and two weeks to travel to Italy, look no further than these recommendations, and start anticipating your perfect trip!
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This whirlwind getaways fits it all in, from the historic monuments of Rome to the incredible natural beauty of the Cinque Terre Coast. Stroll along the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence and admire the incredible Duomo. Dine on some of the best seafood and citrus in the world on the Amalfi Coast and dip your toes in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea.
Spend your 10-day holiday discovering the highlights of Italy. Start off in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the spectacular Duomo. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio before heading to the coast to explore the colorful villages and seaside cliffs of Cinque Terre. Venture down to Rome and delve into Italian history visiting the Colosseum and famed Sistine Chapel. Finish things off on the Amalfi Coast, for some well-deserved beach time.
Make the most of your time in Italy with this 11-day journey through the highlights of the country. Stroll through cobblestone streets in Florence and sip on Chianti wine before discovering the enchanting, colorful villages of Cinque Terre. Immerse yourself in the history of Rome at the Colosseum and travel back in time discovering the ruins of Pompeii. Finish off your travels relaxing on the Amalfi Coast, dining on fresh seafood and limoncello.
This 12-day trip perfectly combines the cultural and historic aspects of Italy's most notable cities with laidback relaxation on the Mediterranean sea. Admire the stunning Duomo in Florence and sip wine amongst the hills of Chianti before heading to the Cinque Terre coast to sail along the turquoise waters. Travel back in time in Rome's Colosseum and Vatican City, before finishing off your adventure strolling along the sunny streets of the Amalfi Coast villages.
Escape it all with this 13-day holiday through the highlights of Italy. Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, go for a wine tasting in Tuscany, and feel the cool sea breeze on a sunset cruise along the Cinque Terre coast. Delve into the history of Rome and admire the stunning Vatican City before soaking up the sun on the Amalfi Coast. Dine on fresh seafood and meander through colorful villages to round off your trip.
Your two-week getaway to Italy fits in cultural highlights and coastal beauty the country is famed for. Begin your adventure in Florence, admiring the art and architecture the birthplace of Florence offers before heading to Cinque Terre. Stroll through the colorful villages and admiring the coastline on a sunset cruise. From here, you'll visit Rome, where ancient history comes to life. Finish off your trip with a stay on the Amalfi Coast. Soak in the sunshine and discover the beauty of this enchanting area.
Spend your holiday taking in the sights and sounds (and tastes!) of Italy with this 15-day tour. Peruse the piazzas in Florence and head into Tuscany for a wine tasting before discovering the colorful, cliffside villages of Cinque Terre and blue waters of the Mediterranean. From there, head to Rome, where history and architecture abound before finishing up your travels soaking in the sun with time along the Amalfi Coast, lazing on the sandy beaches.
This 16-day itinerary travels through all the highlights Italy has to offer. Start off in Florence, strolling along cobblestone streets and across the famed Ponte Vecchio before venturing to the coast and exploring the colorful villages of the Cinque Terre. From here, head south to Rome to discover the Eternal City, delving into the history of the Colosseum and admiring the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Finish up with some beach time and relaxation along the Amalfi Coast.
This two-week trip through Italy takes you to it all. See Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture in Florence and meander through piazzas and across the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge. Visit Rome and admire the Sistine Chapel and stroll through the streets of its buzzing nightlife before finishing off on the incomparable Amalfi Coast and Capri Island for some leisure and beach time to complete your trip.
Start your Italian adventure visiting the incomparable city of Florence, with its ancient cobblestones streets and impressive architecture. Venture into nearby Tuscany before traveling down to the capital city of Rome, where ancient monuments and bustling nightlife await. Finish off your time with a stay on the Amalfi Coast, soaking up the sun in Sorrento and relaxing on the island of Capri.
Make the most of your 12 day Italian getaway with visits of the highlights. Start off in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. Admire the Duomo and stroll through its picturesque streets before continuing on to Rome, where ancient history and incredible art abound. From here, you'll make your way down to the Amalfi Coast to finish off your trip lazing on sandy beaches along the Mediterranean sea.
Travel back in time strolling through the streets of Florence. Meander along the Ponte Vecchio bridge and gaze upon the Brunelleschi's Duomo before making your way to the Eternal City of Rome. Your Italian adventure continues with visiting the ancient sites of the Colosseum and breathtaking beauty of the Sistine Chapel. Round off your unforgettable trip with a stay along the Amalfi Coast, where sandy beaches and clear blue waters of the Mediterranean await.
Spend 10 days soaking in the incredible culture and natural beauty of Italy. Start off your unforgettable trip visiting Florence, home to breathtaking architecture and Renaissance art. Continue your travels with a stay in Rome, where the ancient Colosseum and Vatican City await. From there, your adventure culminates with a visit to the Amalfi Coast. Dine on fresh seafood, soak in the sun, and take in the stunning views of the Mediterranean.
This unforgettable Italian getaway takes you through the highlights of this incredible country. Your journey starts in Florence, stroll across the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and admire the architectural wonder of the Duomo before heading down to Rome. Tour the impressive Colosseum and visit the incomparable St. Peter's Basilica before continuing further south to the Amalfi Coast. Finish off your travels lazing on sandy beaches and exploring the colorful villages.
This whirlwind 8-day tour through Italy's highlights fits it all in. Start off in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the incredible Duomo and Ponte Vecchio bridge. Continue your travels in Rome, where ancient monuments and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel await. Finish off your travels on the Amalfi Coast, relaxing in the sunshine and admiring the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea.
Start off your adventure in Italy exploring its capital city, delving into the rich history and cultural importance of Rome. From there, you'll head south to discover the incomparable beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Visit the ruins of Pompeii and admire Mt. Vesuvius before discovering sunny Sorrento. Indulge in fresh seafood and visit the stunning island of Capri before finishing off your trip along one of the world's most famous coastlines.
This adventure through Italy takes you through from the Eternal City of Rome, where you will discover its rich history and architecture, to the picturesque Amalfi Coast, full of stunning villages perched on cliffsides, clear blue waters, and sandy beaches. Discover the ruins of Pompeii, and indulge your taste buds with fresh seafood and limoncello.
Spend 10 days discovering historical wonders, eating incredible cuisine, and taking in the natural beauty of Italy in this tour through Rome and the Amalfi Coast. Start in Italy's capital and stroll through ancient streets and piazzas before making your way south to the picturesque Amalfi Coast. Take in the views of the sparkling Mediterranean while dining on fresh seafood on waterfront promenades and meander through colorful coastal villages and sandy beaches.
Discover the vibrant culture of Rome and the stunning scenery of the Amalfi Coast on this 9-day tour. Start off in the Eternal City, exploring its vast history and buzzing nightlife before heading down south to the incomparable coastlines of Amalfi. Drive along this stretch of coast the local way (on a Vespa) and delight your taste buds with some of the best seafood and citrus in the world.
From the bustling streets of Rome to the sunny stretches of coastline in Amalfi, this trip is perfect for those looking to delve into the Italian culture while relaxing amidst picture-perfect scenery. Discover the capital city of Rome and its rich history and vibrant nightlife before heading down south to stroll through colorful villages and dip your toes in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
No Italian vacation is complete without a visit to Rome, and this one-week whirlwind trip takes you through the country's capital city and its stunning southern coastlines. Explore Rome's historical center where ancient history comes to life before setting out to discover the incomparable Amalfi Coast. Discover the ruins of Pompeii and round out your trip with some relaxed beach time.
This fast-paced trip is perfect for those looking to make the most of their time in Italy. Discover the historical sites of Rome where culture and history abound before making your way to the sunny stretches of the Amalfi Coast. Stroll through colorful villages and along sandy beaches as you discover what makes this area so incomparable.
This 5-day adventure fits it all in, from the highlights of Rome to the sunny beaches of the Amalfi Coast. Start your trip exploring the historical sites and monuments of the Eternal City before heading down south to discover the ruins of Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. Finish things off with the blue waters of Capri and the dramatic landscapes of the Amalfi Coast.
Discover the incomparable culture of Southern Italy with a trip exploring the delectable food scene in Naples and the vibrant colors of the Amalfi Coast. Zip around like a local on a Vespa tour, explore the ruins of Pompeii and breathtaking Mt. Vesuvius, and finish off your trip soaking in the sunshine on the Amalfi Coast.
Make the most of your time in Italy while visiting the cultural hub of Naples and stunning Amalfi Coast. Delight your taste buds trying the famous Neopolitan pizza and discovering the incredible street food the city offers. From there, delve into the history of Pompeii and Vesuvius before making your way first to sunny Sorrento and then to the incredibly scenic Amalfi Coast.
Your trip starts in the lively city of Naples, a cultural hub full of gastronomic delights. Enjoy the sights and sounds (and tastes) of the city before exploring the impressive ruins of Pompeii and taking in the views of Mount Vesuvius. Round off your trip with time in Sorrento and along the Amalfi Coast. Dine on fresh seafood in waterfront restaurants, soak in the sunshine on the island of Capri, and stroll through colorful, bohemian villages.
This week-long itinerary is perfect for travelers with a thirst for adventure looking to experience the culture and natural beauty Italy has to offer. Stroll through the streets of Naples and sample the local flavors before heading off to explore the unique Pompeii ruins and impressive Mt. Vesuvius. Spend the rest of your trip soaking in the sun in picturesque Amalfi Coast villages and taking a dip in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.
Make the most of your time in Italy exploring the vibrant city of Naples and soaking in the incomparable views of the Amalfi Coast. Start off in bustling Naples, the birthplace of pizza. Delight in the local cuisine before making your way to the stunning villages of the Amalfi Coast, visiting the incredible Pompeii ruins along the way. End your trip with the sunny beaches and colorful towns of this incomparable coastline.
This fast-paced trip combines the highlights of Rome with the bustling cultural hub of Naples, capping off your visit with some relaxing time on the Amalfi Coast. Explore the famous monuments and historic sites in Italy's capital city before venturing down south the birthplace of pizza. Stroll along the harbor and take in the views of Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Finish off your trip with a visit to the Amalfi Coast, where turquoise waters and colorful villages perched on cliffsides await.
Make the most of your time in Italy exploring the capital of Rome and southern highlights in Naples and Amalfi. Discover the Eternal City with a visit to Rome, admiring its rich history and architecture. Make your way from there to Naples, meander through the bustling streets and try the seafood cuoppo before visiting the Pompeii ruins and Mt. Vesuvius. End your trip with a stay along the Amalfi Coast, soaking in the sun in Sorrento and exploring the colorful villages.
Start off your trip in the heart of it all- Rome. Explore this capital city's ancient monuments and historic piazzas before making your way down the Italian peninsula to Naples. Peruse the glass-roofed Galleria Umberto shopping center and partake in the incomparable food scene before discovering the ruins of Pompeii. You'll finish off along the Amalfi Coast, visiting colorful villages and soaking in the sunshine next to the crystal clear blue waters.
Make the most of your trip with this exploration starting in Italy's capital and venturing down to its stunning Southern coasts. Start your travels in Rome, where history abounds and a vibrant food scene awaits. From there, you'll journey down to the birthplace of pizza, Naples. Stroll through the ancient streets and enjoy coffee on the medieval Piazza del Plebscito. You'll explore the ruins of Pompeii and the mighty Mt. Vesuvius before ending your trip in the picturesque Amalfi Coast, soaking up the sun and admiring the colorful villages.
Your trip starts with tours through Rome's historical core, where ancient history, eclectic neighborhoods, and a vibrant food scene await. From there, head south to explore the glass-roofed Galleria Umberto shopping center, enjoy coffee on the medieval Piazza del Plebiscito, and try the seafood cuoppo in Naples. Visit the Pompeii ruins, hike around Mt. Vesuvius, and visit colorful bohemian villages on the Amalfi Coast.
Spread across Alto Adige, Trentino, and Veneto in northeastern Italy, and wedged between the Swiss and Austrian Alps, the Dolomites are a year-round mountain destination. Snow sport enthusiasts will have much to enjoy in winter, while hikers, mountain bikers, and travelers seeking more relaxed pursuits can enjoy the other three seasons. Read on to discover the best time of year to visit the Dolomites.
Rome, the Eternal City, is a great destination at any time of year—with a huge variety of cultural and historic riches to explore, it matters little whether the sun is shining or there's snow on the ground. However, being a very popular destination, there are some times of year that are more crowded with tourists than others, and prices also vary depending on the season. Here are some tips for choosing the best time of year to visit Rome.
Although not an exceptionally large country, Italy has a lot of geographic and climatic variety because of its long and narrow shape. Southern Italy has a generally warm climate, moderated by the Mediterranean that surrounds it. It can be visited year-round, but some seasons are better than others if you wish to avoid the heaviest crowds but still enjoy great weather. Read on to find out more about the best time of year to visit Southern Italy.
Northern Italy comprises a diverse geographic area, from the mountains and lakes of the far north to the lagoons of Venice and the Italian Riviera around Genoa. Northern Italy experiences cool-to-cold winters and hot summers, and while it can be visited year-round, a major consideration is avoiding the heaviest crowds. Read on to find out more about the best time of year to visit Northern Italy.
Florence is magnificent at any time of year, but fall is arguably the best time to visit. With mild weather and an absence of large crowds, this season lets you enjoy the city without fighting for space. Spring has similar advantages, and the city comes alive as flowers bloom. Winter is great for people who love holidays and want to avoid long lines. Summer is peak season and brings intense heat, but also provides long days of sunlight and various exciting festivals.
See the best of the Dolomites and Lake Garda in 9 days. Explore medieval and baroque churches, interesting museums, and stunning nature throughout. Hike beautiful trails around Belluno and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Meet with local guides in Bolzano and Bressanone and learn the fascinating histories of these winding and narrow medieval town centers. Be charmed by Lake Garda's natural beauty and the colorful houses lining the lakeside promenades.
Spend 10 days amidst the mighty Dolomites as you visit the Tre Cime di Lavaredo peaks and Odle Mountains. Stay in charming towns full of colorful architecture. Explore regional history at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and the Bronze and Stone Age Museum at Lake Garda. Soak in the lake's tranquility and amazing views as you take a boat ride to Malcesine and ride a cable car to the top of Monte Baldo.
Make the most of your trip with this 11-day itinerary to the Dolomites and Lake Garda. Balance free time exploring nature with guided tours of the beautiful and fascinating towns of Northern Italy. Hike trails and visit stunning spots at Belluno National Park and Misurina Lake. Take a day trip to Bressanone and the peaceful Novacella Abbey, a monastery with landscaped gardens and a winery. Stay in Sirmione on Lake Garda, climbing up to the iconic 13th-century castle and touring the ruins of a Roman villa. Linger in the past, learning about the Arena in Verona's Piazza Bra from a local guide.
Discover the Dolomites and Lake Garda on this 12-day journey. Experience unspoiled nature and the Northern Italian culture, heavily influenced by Austria and Germany. Visit popular ski towns and wander the medieval Old Towns of Belluno, Cortina d'Ampezzo, and Bolzano. Take a day trip to Tre Cime di Lavaredo (the Three Peaks of Lavardo) mountain range and do a short trek between refugios. On a guided tour of Lake Garda, explore historic villas and museums, and travel to the charming fishing village of Malcesine by boat. In Verona, expect Shakespearean romance, Roman history, and delicious wine before you head home.
With this 13-day itinerary, visit the most spectacular mountain ranges and lakes in Northern Italy. Spend a day hiking through a national park in the Dolomites region, and take a day trip to the magical Lake Misurina. Breathe in the clear alpine air as you walk around the towns of Bolzano and Bressanone in the Funes Valley. On Lake Garda, enjoy views from the top of Monte Baldo and the Scaliger Castles in Malcesine and Sirmione. Round off your trip in Verona, going wine tasting in the Valpolicella region.
On your two-week trip to Italy, experience the beauty of alpine living in the Dolomites and on Lake Garda. Visit unique museums and quaint towns, including Ortisei and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Go hiking and ride funicular cable cars, marveling at the panoramic views. Stay in the historic towns of Riva del Garda and Desenzano del Garda, and take a guided tour of the Roman villas and castles protecting the lake.
Spend 15 days traveling through the dramatic Dolomites in Northern Italy to Lake Garda. Enjoy self-guided hikes in Belluno and Ortisei, visit a castle and monastery near Bolzano, and experience scenic Lake Garda by boat. Explore the Old Towns, and the fortresses guarding them, in Malcesine and Sirmione. Finish your trip in Verona by delving into Roman history on a guided city tour and visiting a local winery.
In 5 days, you'll enjoy great food and wine tours, sampling Italian cuisine, regional specialties and local wines. You'll also take a crack at crafting handmade pasta during a cooking class in Verona. Visit a rural olive farm and Veneto wineries close to Padua, and explore that city's medieval center, the artistic masterpieces of Giotto, and Europe's first botanical garden.
This 6-day tour focuses on the amazing cuisine, wine, and culture of Northern Italy. Verona offers you the chance to sample homemade pasta and try your hand at becoming an Italian chef. You'll continue to the historic and charming city of Padua, visiting the Basilica di Sant'Antonio and Orto Botanical Garden. Head out for a day through the Euganean Hills to taste local products and learn about how the natural landscape influences the flavor of the grapes and olives grown in the region.
Spend a week getting to know the best of food, wine and culture around Verona and Padua with this itinerary. Prepare handmade pasta in Verona, accompanied by regional Valpolicella wine. Take a guided tour of Sirmione and Desenzano del Garda using the local boat service around sparkling Lake Garda, and visit the Roman villa overlooking the water. Discover the lagoon city of Venice on a self-guided trip from Padua, and admire famous 14th-century paintings by Giotto.
Everywhere, food is a labor of love, and even more so in Italy. Discover Veneto, in the northeastern region of Italy, an area that positively bursts with romance and good food (usually all at once). On this 8-day trip, see the romantic city of Verona and vineyards world-renowned for prosecco. Learn how to make fresh pasta and visit Juliet's Balcony at Casa di Giulietta. Tour grand villas and castles that will remind you of romantic fairy tales on the south side of Lake Garda. Visit the Old Towns of Padua and Treviso and their churches to see magnificent artwork from centuries ago. Go on a food and wine tour in the Euganean Hills around Padua to taste olive oil and regional reds. By trip's end, you'll be declaring your love for Italy as you savor every last moment, sip, and bite.