34 days in Italy Itinerary

34 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy sightseeing planner

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Fly to Rome, Train to Naples
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Naples
— 15 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Fly to Venice
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dervio
— 1 night
Drive
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Como
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Noto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Catania
— 3 nights
Fly

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Naples

— 15 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Popular historic sites such as Forum and Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Catacombe di San Gaudioso and Scavi di Stabia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra), Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Temple of Apollo, &more) and Sperlonga (Villa Di Tiberio, Il Fortino, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Valle della Caccia, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the ancient world of The Neapolis Buried, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples road trip app.

Denver, USA to Naples is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Naples is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Denver in July since evenings lows in Naples dip to 70°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Positano

— 2 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Villa Rufolo. We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Duomo di Ravello), Museo della Carta (in Amalfi) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, stop by Nana' Positano, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, and contemplate the long history of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Positano planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Positano, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the galleries of Villa San Michele, kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortini Coastal Walk, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Capri sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Capri can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Venice

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Piazza San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Capri to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Capri in July, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Dervio.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Dervio

— 1 night
Dervio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located on the eastern shore of Lake Como, about 70km north of Milan and about 25km northwest of Lecco. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Castello di Corenno Plinio, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Tranquilla.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dervio travel route builder app.

Getting from Venice to Dervio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Dervio

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Como

— 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario SS. Crocifisso, take a stroll around Broletto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII, then get outside with Sentiero Spirito del Bosco, and finally examine the collection at Madonna del Ghisallo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Mergozzo, then step off the mainland to explore Isole Borromee, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Guree Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Como driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Dervio to Como in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cala Pulcino, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lampedusa online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Como to Lampedusa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Como in July since evenings lows in Lampedusa dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Noto.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Noto

— 2 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele III, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Nicolaci, appreciate the extensive heritage of Monastero del San salvatore, then admire the masterpieces at Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Elvira Emilia Pirrone Resso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Domenico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento, explore the galleries of A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu, enjoy the sand and surf at Sampieri, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Castelluccio, then get to know the fascinating history of Via Corrado Nicolaci, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Noto holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to Noto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Catania

— 3 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Sebastiano, learn more about the world around you at Castello Normanno - Museo Civico, contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Collegiata, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giuliano. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Castelmola, then go for a walk through Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Biscari, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Sant'Agata la Vetere.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Catania route maker website.

Getting from Noto to Catania by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Catania sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.