17 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

17 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy Itinerary

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Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Salerno
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
7
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Kuwait City

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, thensee the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, thenmake a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Max Studio. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop, view the masterpieces at Bressanello Artstudio, thensteep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally view the masterpieces at Venezia Gallery di Giorgio Ghidoli.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Venice travel planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Venice is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in December: highs in Venice hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stop by Fil Good, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, thencontemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, thenview the masterpieces at Galleria Dello Scudo, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Verona online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Verona are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Libreria Antiquaria Perini ©
Libreria Antiquaria Perini

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and M.G. Design will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and Limbo Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Museo Mario Romoli (in Rufina) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, view the masterpieces at Aria Art Gallery, shop like a local with Scarpelli Mosaici, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning tool.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Florence is a bit warmer than Verona - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Museo Mario Romoli, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 19th (Sat), do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio, view the masterpieces at B.A.T. Assisi, thendo a tasting at BIBENDA ASSISI WINE BAR-WINE VINO, CHOCOLATE, OLIVE OIL,TRUFFLE TASTING, and finally learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Assisi Galleria 6C, stop by Art Leather, thensee the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally do a tasting at Vineria del Carmine.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Florence in December, you will find days in Assisi are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Vineria del Carmine
Highlights from your plan
Vineria del Carmine ©
Vineria del Carmine
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola

3
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.
Let the collections at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Lido di Ravello and Fornillo. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Spiaggia Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina di Praia Beach, view the masterpieces at Marcello Aversa Studio d'Arte, and Head underground at Grotte di Suppraiano.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Positano visit planner.

Getting from Assisi to Positano by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Assisi in December; daily highs in Positano reach 17°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sorrento, Ravello, Praiano
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano

2
nights
Salerno

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the fine beverages at Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, thenshop like a local with Petit Prince Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Ravello Arte. Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, thentake in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Positano to Salerno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. December in Salerno sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Minori, Sol’Art Ceramiche
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Trevimage. Head to Via Condotti and Vertecchifor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: stop by Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Salerno in December, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Trastevere ©
Trastevere
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Via Condotti ©
Via Condotti

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