26 days in Italy Itinerary

26 days in Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Verona
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Mexico City

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza Navona and Vatican Museums. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Tivoli to see Villa Adriana about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sol’Art Ceramiche and Galleria Borbonica. Shop till you drop at Ceramica D'Urso Vietri and I Presepi da Guinness. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Vietri sul Mare (Le Vigne di Raito & Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori) and Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, view the masterpieces at Archivio Fotografico Parisio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naples online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Naples are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Duomo di Salerno
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

4
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sorrento) and Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), sample the fine beverages at Il Gusto della Costa, view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, and kick back and relax at Fornillo.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Positano online travel route builder .

Getting from Naples to Positano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Positano

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Il Gusto della Costa, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Museo della Porziuncola and Assisi Galleria 6C will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the exciting artwork at B.A.T. Assisi, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and identify plant and animal life at Bosco di San Francesco.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Assisi holiday builder .

Getting from Positano to Assisi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Positano in July since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. You'll explore and learn at Uffizi Galleries and Pitti Palace. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arena di Verona and Quinzano. Head to Piazza delle Erbe and The Yellow Pegfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

Plan my trip to Verona with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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.
Appreciate the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and Gallerie dell'Accademia. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Venice journey planner.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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