19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Positano
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Salerno
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Moscow

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.
Duomo di Ravello and Chiostro del Paradiso will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Lido di Ravello. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Spiaggia di Atrani (in Atrani) and Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano and stroll through Marina di Praia Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano tour itinerary planner .

Moscow, Russia to Positano is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Positano. Traveling from Moscow in August, things will get a bit warmer in Positano: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca, Marina di Praia Beach, Spiaggia di Atrani
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

3
nights
Salerno

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia Lannio. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo (in Cetara). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marina Di Vietri, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and stroll through Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salerno tour app .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. August in Salerno sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ravello, Cetara, Paestum Ruins, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salerno in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santo Stefano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria delle Rose, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Assisi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Assisi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto for their historical value. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Duomo di Siena in Siena, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

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You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Duomo di Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & Arena di Verona). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and make a trip to Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Verona
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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