36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Positano
— 3 nights
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Salerno
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 9 nights
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Venice

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Venice is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Venice is minus 9 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Venice reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Verona

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.
Go for a jaunt from Verona to Castelnuovo del Garda to see Gardaland Park about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Arena di Verona, make a trip to Torre dei Lamberti, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Verona route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Verona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Milan

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varenna (Villa Monastero & S. Giovanni Battista), Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello) and I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, admire the masterpieces at Villa Carlotta, and steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Siena

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa) and San Gimignano (Azienda Agricola San Quirico & Guardastelle Vineyard). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena online itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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Assisi

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Assisi is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Assisi sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Assisi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano itinerary planning website.

Getting from Assisi to Positano by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Assisi in September, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Salerno

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.
Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Paestum (Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, Lido Esercito, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Centro Storico Salerno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and head outdoors with Cilento.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or ride a ferry. September in Salerno sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Rome

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Getting from Salerno to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Salerno in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.