34 days in Italy Itinerary

34 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Catania, Bus to Palermo
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Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Sorrento, Taxi to Pompeii
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Pompeii
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Sicily — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then make a trip to Palazzo Conte Federico, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally contemplate the long history of Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Del Gesu.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary planning tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Palermo is an approximately 31.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 11 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Salerno.
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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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Park of Paestum, enjoy breathtaking views from 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, look for gifts at Bossa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Salerno tour planner.

You can fly from Palermo to Salerno in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Salerno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally cruise along Amalfi Coast.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Positano trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Positano sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.
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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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Michele, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then get outside with Via Krupp, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally stroll through Giardini di Augusto. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, stop by Corallium, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Capri trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Capri in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pompeii.
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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, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ravello - Atrani Walk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and finally look for gifts at Filo d'Autore Ravello. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, don't miss a visit to Forum Baths, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Pompeii vacation builder site.

You can 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.
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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, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

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Take a train from Pompeii to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit 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 examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, admire the masterpieces at Collegio del Cambio, then get a dose of the wild on Wild Foods Italy, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Paolina, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Assisi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Siena.
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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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, gain insight at Scuola di Cucina di Lella, then get a sense of history and 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. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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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: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence route tool.

You can drive from Siena to Florence 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Pisa.
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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): steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, then don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pisa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Florence to Pisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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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 lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Venice takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Verona.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sirmione (Spa Termale Aquaria, Castello Scaligero, &more), Valeggio Sul Mincio (Borghetto sul Mincio & Parco Giardino Sigurta) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, look for gifts at GIULIETTAVERONA, and steep yourself in history at Pieve di San Giorgio di Valpolicella.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Verona travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, browse the collection at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, and admire the striking features of Casa Ravizza.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan road trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Italy travel guide

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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.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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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.
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