29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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Genoa
— 1 night
Train
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Florence
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome
— 7 nights
Train
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Salerno
— 6 nights
Bus
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Bari
— 4 nights
Train
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Verona
— 2 nights
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Genoa

— 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Neri, explore the galleries of D'Albertis Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Porta Soprana, get engrossed in the history at Christopher Columbus' House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Siro, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Banchi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa journey planner.

Turin to Genoa is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip app.

Getting from Genoa to Florence by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Florence when traveling from Genoa in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Rome

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Villa Borghese and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Palazzo Colonna - Galleria Colonna. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, don't miss a visit to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Salerno

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Borgo Medievale di Castellabate. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Duomo di Salerno are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Cloister del Paradiso (in Amalfi), Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela & Villa Rufolo) and Basilica of Saint Trofimena (in Minori). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Santa Maria a Mare, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, explore the ancient world of Castello di Arechi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Salerno travel planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Salerno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Salerno, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bari

— 4 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cattedrale di Bari and Muraglia di Bari Vecchia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di Sant'Anna and Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Gregorio, steep yourself in history at Piazzetta Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio, and get curious at Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza.

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Traveling by car from Salerno to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salerno in August, Bari is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Beaches · Museums · Parks

Venice

— 3 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 hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dell'Orologio, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Bari to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Verona

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Porta Borsari, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Giardino Giusti, then explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and then steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.