21 days in Italy & Central Europe Itinerary

21 days in Italy & Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Sweet Sweet Way.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Rome is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Johannesburg in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cinecitta World ©
Cinecitta World
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia ©
Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia
Sweet Sweet Way ©
Sweet Sweet Way

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni, admire the striking features of Walls of Monteriggioni, and then learn about winemaking at Castellare di Castellina Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monteriggioni, Castellare di Castellina Winery
Highlights from your plan
Castellare di Castellina Winery ©
Castellare di Castellina Winery
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni

2
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Monastero Di San Daniele, walk around Garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, and then get outside with Diga Sottomarina.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Venice, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chioggia, Abano Terme, Castello Cini Monselice, Garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, Casa delle Farfalle e Bosco delle Fate
Highlights from your plan
Garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio ©
Garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio
Monastero Di San Daniele ©
Monastero Di San Daniele
Casa delle Farfalle e Bosco delle Fate ©
Casa delle Farfalle e Bosco delle Fate

1
night
Verona, Italy

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castello scaligero di Villafranca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Teresa di Gesu Bambino, explore the ancient world of Operaforte, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Torre Pentagona, and finally steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Verona trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July in Verona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castello scaligero di Villafranca
Highlights from your plan
Castello scaligero di Villafranca ©
Castello scaligero di Villafranca
Operaforte ©
Operaforte
Basilica Santa Teresa di Gesu Bambino ©
Basilica Santa Teresa di Gesu Bambino

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Milan

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Duomo Di Pavia, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
Highlights from your plan
Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata ©
Oasi di Sant'Alessio ©
Oasi di Sant'Alessio

5
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Zermatt (Mountaineers' Cemetery & The Matterhorn) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Galerie Wydi, and take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken tour planning app.

You can take a train from Milan to Interlaken in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in July, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Zermatt, Chateau de Chillon, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): cool off at Cupole Lido.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turin tour planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Turin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Turin. You'll set off for Pisa on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Turin

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Cupole Lido
Highlights from your plan
Cupole Lido ©
Cupole Lido

1
night
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 26th (Fri), browse the collection at SMSBiblio - Biblioteca Comunale, thencool off at Sunlight Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Pisa online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in July: highs in Pisa hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Pisa

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sunlight Park ©
Sunlight Park
Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado ©
Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado
SMSBiblio - Biblioteca Comunale ©
SMSBiblio - Biblioteca Comunale

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Zoomarine (in Torvaianica), Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti) and Giardino di Ninfa (in Cisterna di Latina). Explore Rome further: get insight into ancient worlds with Ars in Urbe - Associazione Culturale di Promozione Sociale, explore the historical opulence of Castello Caetani, and revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Pisa to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zoomarine, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, Castello Caetani, Giardino di Ninfa
Highlights from your plan
Zoomarine ©
Zoomarine
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme

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