35 days in Italy Itinerary

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Santa Maria di Leuca
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Florence
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
Fly
8
Positano
— 4 nights
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Salerno
— 5 nights
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 2 nights

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. On the 31st (Mon), Head underground at Grotta del Lago and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, look and learn at Sidereus, and then don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santa Maria di Leuca sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Santa Maria di Leuca is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Santa Maria di Leuca reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome — 5 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: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Santa Maria di Leuca to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Santa Maria di Leuca in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco), Collegio del Cambio (in Perugia) and Lago di Pilato (in Montemonaco). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, don't miss a visit to Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti), Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa) and Fattoria Casa Sola (in Barberino Val d'Elsa). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Piazza del Campo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena.

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

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Siena sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gardaland Park in Castelnuovo del Garda (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arena di Verona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, and explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Verona online driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 4 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 (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Positano.
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Positano — 4 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.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, identify plant and animal life at I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and stroll through Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Positano vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Positano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice in August, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Salerno.
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Salerno — 5 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.
Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Paestum (Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, Lido Mediterraneo Beach, &more) and Chalet de Mar (in Minori). On the 28th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Arechi, look for gifts at Ceramica D'Urso Vietri, and make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno.

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

You can drive from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Salerno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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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