22 days in Italy Itinerary

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa Borghese and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in July, with highs in Rome at 37°C and lows at 24°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Naples.
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Naples — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and The Neapolis Buried. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catacombe di San Gennaro and Cimitero delle Fontanelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Royal Beach (in Baia Domizia) and Cassino (Monte Cassino & Cimitero Germanico della Seconda Guerra Mondiale). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon, get curious at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, steep yourself in history at Napoli Sotterranea, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Naples Centro Storico.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Naples online tour builder.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pompeii.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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Pompeii — 4 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Archaeological Park of Paestum and Forum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei and Duomo di Salerno. Change things up with these side-trips from Pompeii: Borgo Medievale di Agropoli (in Agropoli), Duomo di Ravello (in Ravello) and Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata (in Paestum). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, delve into the distant past at House of the Surgeon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Fabio Amandio.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii online sightseeing planner.

Pompeii is just a short distance from Naples. August in Pompeii sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.
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Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Beach, browse the exhibits of Villa San Michele, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then get outside with Le Ondine Beach Club, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Via Camerelle, enjoy the sea views from Punta Carena Lighthouse, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Sofia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, and finally explore the ancient world of Villa del Damecuta.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Capri route maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. August in Capri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Positano — 5 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Ravello (San Giovanni del Toro & Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale) and Spiaggia Libera (in Amalfi). There's lots more to do: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, head outdoors with Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, look for gifts at Feludei, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Praia Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Positano online trip itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.