32 days in Italy Itinerary

32 days in Italy Itinerary

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32 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Amalfi
— 4 nights
Bus:  30​min
6
Positano
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Naples
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
8
Rome
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Piazza San Marco are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Ca' d'Oro. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Museo Antoniano, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Venice vacation site .

Philadelphia, USA to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

4
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Arena di Verona and Piazza delle Erbe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Museo di Castelvecchio are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Quinzano, explore the ancient world of Operaforte, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and do a tasting at Azienda Agricola FlaTio.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona online travel route planner .

Take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pitti Palace and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Venture out of the city with trips to Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico (in Siena). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tili Vini Societa Agricola and Rocca Maggiore. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Famiglia Buccelletti Winery (in Castiglion Fiorentino), Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco) and Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, learn about winemaking at Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Assisi road trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Assisi are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, Vineria del Carmine
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Centro Storico. On the 11th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amalfi planner .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Amalfi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amalfi when traveling from Assisi in October, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Positano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Parrocchia San Giovanni, S.Maria Maddalena
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Positano

Positano ©
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.
On the 12th (Sat), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Madonna di Costantinopoli, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, stroll through Fornillo, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, look for gifts at Absolute Positano, then view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Positano attractions planning tool .

Positano is just a short distance from Amalfi. October in Positano sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cappella Madonna di Costantinopoli, St Francis Church and Convent
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Absolute Positano ©
Absolute Positano

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Ischia (Maronti Beach & Castello Aragonese d'Ischia). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, take a stroll through Piazza dei Martiri, take in the waterfront activity at Santa Lucia, and get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip planning site .

Getting from Positano to Naples by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Positano in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Naples, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ischia, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

5
nights
Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Pantheon.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rome online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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Galleria Borghese
Galleria Borghese
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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