53 days in Italy Itinerary

53 days in Italy Itinerary

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53 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Venice
— 8 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Verona
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tremezzina
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Milan
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Assisi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Positano
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Rome
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Venice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Venice is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get much colder in Venice: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Barca di Salvo (in Sirmione), Lago di Tovel (in Tuenno) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). There's much more to do: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona itinerary builder.

Take a train from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Verona

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lago di Tovel, Gardaland Park, La Barca di Salvo
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La Barca di Salvo ©
La Barca di Salvo
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

5
nights
Tremezzina

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tremezzina: Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano), Varenna (Villa Monastero, Chiesa di San Giorgio, & more) and Isola Comacina (in Ossuccio).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Tremezzina vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Verona to Tremezzina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Menaggio, Varenna, Bellagio, Lake Como, Castello di Vezio
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
AC Boat ©
AC Boat

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Como (Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, Lido Villa Olmo, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, see the interesting displays at Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip generator.

Getting from Tremezzina to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Como
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Lake Como Adventures ©
Lake Como Adventures
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

7
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Tower of Mangia, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, & more) and Torre di Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence custom trip planner.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

6
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Scoglio della Preghiera (in Cascia), Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia) and Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi, make a trip to Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco del Monte Subasio.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Assisi online itinerary creator.

Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wild Foods Italy, Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia, Scoglio della Preghiera
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Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia ©
Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini), Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei (in Pompeii) and Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, Villa Rufolo, & more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 21st (Tue) at Exclusive Cruises - Tours. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Fornillo, stop by Rallo Antonio, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Positano itinerary planner.

Getting from Assisi to Positano by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Assisi in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Exclusive Cruises ©
Exclusive Cruises
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

8
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the world behind art at Borghese Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome sightseeing planner.

Getting from Positano to Rome by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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