34 days in Italy Itinerary

34 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Catania, Bus to Palermo
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Positano
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Taxi to Pompeii
5
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Train
6
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
11
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
13
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Palermo, Sicily — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 3rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Del Gesu.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Palermo driving holiday site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Palermo is an approximately 31.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland to Palermo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Salerno.
more
Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Salerno — 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, get to know the fascinating history of Archaeological Park of Paestum, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre di Paestum, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, stop by Bossa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and finally make a trip to Promenade Trieste.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip planner.

Getting from Palermo to Salerno by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Positano.
more
Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Positano — 2 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.
On the 7th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Positano day trip planner.

You can drive from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Positano, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.
more
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Capri, Island of 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 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele, explore the activities along Marina Piccola, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then get outside with Via Krupp, then tour the pleasant surroundings at I Faraglioni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Piazza Umberto I, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, Head underground at Blue Grotto, look for gifts at Corallium, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Public Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Capri vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Pompeii.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Pompeii — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ravello - Atrani Walk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally stop by Filo d'Autore Ravello. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, then steep yourself in history at Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Pompeii in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
more
Historic Sites · Trails · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Pompeii to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Assisi.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, look for gifts at Assisi Jewels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, admire the masterpieces at Collegio del Cambio, then surround yourself with nature on Wild Foods Italy, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Siena.
more
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Siena — 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Siena holiday builder website.

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Siena are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.
more
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Florence — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip site.

Drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.
more
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Pisa — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Find out how to plan Pisa trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.
more
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Venice — 3 nights

City of Romance

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip tool.

You can drive from Pisa to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:

Verona — 3 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Valeggio Sul Mincio (Borghetto sul Mincio & Parco Giardino Sigurta), Sirmione (Spa Termale Aquaria, Castello Scaligero, &more) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, and steep yourself in history at Pieve di San Giorgio di Valpolicella.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Verona sightseeing site.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.
more
Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary website.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Milan sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel back home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.
more

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
more