54 days in Italy Itinerary

54 days in Italy Itinerary

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54 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 21 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Porto Venere
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Tropea
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Amalfi
— 6 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Praiano
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Capri
— 7 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Columbus


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21
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: Casa Museo Andrich (in Torcello), Piazza San Giacomo (in Udine) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip builder .

Columbus, USA to Venice is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Columbus to Venice. August in Venice sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Valdobbiadene, Libreria Palazzo Roberti, Casa Museo Andrich, Chiesa di San Giacomo
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 25:
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Porto Venere

Porto Venere ©
Step out of Porto Venere to go to Ameglia and see Punta Corvo, which is approximately 50 minutes away.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto Venere trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Venice to Porto Venere in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Porto Venere sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tropea.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lerici, Punta Corvo
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Isola Palmaria ©
Isola Palmaria
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Punta Corvo ©
Punta Corvo

5
nights
Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Get out of town with these interesting Tropea side-trips: Pizzo (Castello Aragonese Murat, Le Spiagge di Pizzo, & more), Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab) (in Cosenza) and Paola (Santuario di San Francesco di Paola & Chiesa del Santissimo Rosario). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, stop by Gourmetit, don't miss a visit to Capo Vaticano, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotticelle beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tropea travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Porto Venere to Tropea in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Tropea sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Tropea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pizzo, Capo Vaticano, Paola, Chiesa di San Pietro Apostolo, Michelino Beach
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:
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Tropea Beach ©
Tropea Beach
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse
Spiaggia di Riaci ©
Spiaggia di Riaci

6
nights
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.
Dedicate the 5th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione, take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and stroll through Spiaggia di Atrani.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amalfi itinerary planner .

Getting from Tropea to Amalfi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tropea in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Amalfi, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Praiano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca, Amalfi Coast, Sentiero dei Limoni, Spiaggia di Atrani
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 10:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

2
nights
Praiano

Praiano ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): Head underground at Grotta dello Smeraldo, don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Grado, then don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Praia Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Praiano trip planner .

You can drive from Amalfi to Praiano in an hour. In September in Praiano, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Praiano

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Grotta dello Smeraldo, Fiordo di Furore
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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Grotta dello Smeraldo ©
Grotta dello Smeraldo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Marina di Praia Beach ©
Marina di Praia Beach

4
nights
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.
When in Positano, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Sorrento, approximately 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 12th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 14th (Sat), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica della SS. Trinita, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Positano online trip maker .

Positano is just a short distance from Praiano. In September in Positano, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sorrento, Basilica della SS. Trinita
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Food Tours
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Wine Tours & Tastings

7
nights
Capri

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, historic sites, beaches, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Belvedere Cannone, take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere di Tragara, explore the fascinating underground world of Red Grotta, and hike along Fortini Coastal Walk.

Start your trip to Capri by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Positano to Capri takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anacapri
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Belvedere Cannone ©
Belvedere Cannone
White Grotta ©
White Grotta

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 24th (Tue), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Capri to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, subway, and train. Traveling from Capri in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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