40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Positano
— 4 nights
2
Naples
— 4 nights
3
Rome
— 5 nights
4
Assisi
— 4 nights
5
Florence
— 5 nights
6
Milan
— 3 nights
7
Verona
— 4 nights
8
Venice
— 8 nights

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Miniaci Art Gallery. Head to Ravello Arte and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmelafor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Cattedrale di San Lorenzo (in Scala) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, see the interesting displays at Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto, and admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Positano trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Positano is an approximately 29-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Positano, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Positano at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Chiesa di San Salvatore de Birecto
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Appreciate the collections at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Museo Cappella Sansevero. For shopping fun, head to Ceramica D'Urso Vietri or Made In Salerno. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Salerno (Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte, &more) and Paestum (Le Mura & Paestum Ruins). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Archivio Fotografico Parisio, do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, and view the masterpieces at Museodivino.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Naples sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Salerno, Vietri sul Mare, Paestum, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Shop till you drop at B.A.T. Assisi and I DUE SOLI - Italian Ceramics. Let the collections at Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono and Museo Cinema a Pennello capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Perugia (Studio Moretti Caselli, Collegio del Cambio, &more) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Assisi tour planner.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Assisi, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Museums Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perugia, Museo Cinema a Pennello, Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona ©
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Museo Cinema a Pennello ©
Museo Cinema a Pennello

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
nights
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.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Il Torniofor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Borromeo and Chiosco Villa Carlotta. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Abele Experientia Artis (in Bellagio), Micromercato Moltrasio (in Moltrasio) and Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte (in Varenna). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan online travel route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varenna, Chiosco Villa Carlotta, Abele Experientia Artis, Micromercato Moltrasio, Palazzo Borromeo
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

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.
Appreciate the collections at Fondazione Bisazza and Museo Canonicale. Shop till you drop at Piazza delle Erbe and Via Mazzini. Change things up with a short trip to Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti in Modena (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, look for gifts at Federica Casanova, and shop like a local with Galleria Dello Scudo.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Verona driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fondazione Bisazza, Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti
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Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

8
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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Venice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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