22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Orvieto
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Braies
— 2 nights
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Vieste
— 2 nights
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Bari
— 2 nights
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Taranto
— 2 nights
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Lecce
— 2 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa Borghese and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. Change things up with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza del Popolo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico, and pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

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

Beirut, Lebanon to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Rome is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Beirut in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Orvieto

— 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

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 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto, then explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Underground, and then explore the activities along Lago di Bolsena. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa Lante, appreciate the extensive heritage of Civita di Bagnoregio, and then contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orvieto online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Orvieto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orvieto when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cascata delle Marmore and City Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Lago di Piediluco (in Piediluco), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto) and Perugia (Rocca Paolina & Piazza IV Novembre). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi online tour planner.

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Braies.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Braies

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stroll through Percorso Didattico Biotopo, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella "Lago di Braies", then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Parco Giochi "Mondo Magico della Foresta".

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Braies trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Braies takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Braies

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Vieste

— 2 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Vignanotica, make a trip to Arco di San Felice, and then don't miss a visit to Peschici centro storico. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then go for a walk through Vieste Promenade.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vieste trip planner.

Drive from Braies to Vieste in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Vieste, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Vieste

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Bari

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
On the 15th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vito, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Trani. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Statua di Domenico Modugno, make a trip to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana, and finally stop by GiuInLab.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bari trip planning app.

You can drive from Vieste to Bari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Taranto.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Taranto

— 2 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and then snap pictures at Ponte Girevole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Taranto holiday tool.

Getting from Bari to Taranto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Taranto when traveling from Bari in July, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lecce.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale Di Otranto, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna delle Grazie. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, and finally make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lecce online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lecce, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Maria di Leuca.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Santa Maria di Leuca

— 2 nights
Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Vittoria, relax in the rural setting at Azienda Agricola Boccarello - Olio del Salento, then enjoy the sand and surf at Channel Ciolo, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Lecce, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Maria di Leuca, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Umbria travel guide

4.4
Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Characterized by a landscape of green hills, attractive towns, and World Heritage-listed monuments, Umbria is the only region in the country with neither a coastline nor an international border. Umbria is home to the town of Assisi, a World Heritage Site and a major religious center that houses a number of attractions. Its Franciscan church has one of the world's finest medieval collections of frescos, a must-see on any itinerary here. Umbria is one of Italy's smaller regions, yet what it lacks in size, it more than makes up in the natural beauty of its agricultural lands and quaint villages.

Puglia travel guide

4
Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.