36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Trieste
— 1 night
Fly
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Milan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camogli
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
7
San Gimignano
— 1 night
Drive
8
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
9
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Rome
10
Rome
— 5 nights
Train
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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Bari
— 2 nights
Fly
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Palermo
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Explore hidden gems such as Dorsoduro and Cannaregio. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, step off the mainland to explore Lido, and buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi.

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Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Venice is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in July: highs in Venice hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

1
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Trieste

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo d’Antichita “J.J. Winckelmann”, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Municipio, admire the masterpieces at Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale, then admire the striking features of Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino (oggi della Giunta Regionale), then view the masterpieces at Atelier Home Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Synagogue of Trieste.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Trieste travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Trieste takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Novecento and Museo Poldi Pezzoli. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Trieste to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

2
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Genoa

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, then examine the collection at Palazzo Doria Tursi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Porta Soprana, get engrossed in the history at Christopher Columbus' House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Torpete, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Banchi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica delle Vigne.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Milan in July, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Camogli.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums

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Camogli

Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, then contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, then stroll through Baia di Paraggi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Millenaria Sacro Cuore di Gesu. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Marinaro Gio Bono Ferrari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Prospero e Santa Caterina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Della Dragonara.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Camogli route planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Camogli in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Camogli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Baptistery of St. John and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Shop till you drop at M.G. Design and Clet's Studio. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, take in the exciting artwork at Aria Art Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site.

You can drive from Camogli to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Camogli in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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San Gimignano

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo di Criminalogia Medioevale, take in the exciting artwork at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, then take an in-depth tour of San Gimignano 1300, then take an in-depth tour of Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, view the masterpieces at Galleria Gagliardi, take in the exciting artwork at iSculpture Gallery San Gimignano & Casole d'Elsa, then do a tasting at La Buca Di Montauto, then take in the exciting artwork at Oibo Re-Design, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Florence to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

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Pisa

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Pisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Forte Stella, get engrossed in the history at Napoleonic Mills House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia "Le Viste", then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Acquarilli.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portoferraio day trip site.

Getting from Pisa to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

5
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura, contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Venezia.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Portoferraio in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Naples

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at The Neapolis Buried and Duomo di Napoli. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti and Underground Naples. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, go for a stroll along the water at Santa Lucia, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, and get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

2
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Bari

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giacomo, admire the landmark architecture of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, steep yourself in history at Piazza dell'Odegitria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arciconfraternita Maria Ss Del Rosario. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, steep yourself in history at Fortino S. Antonio, enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, then contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Gregorio, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazzetta Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bari driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Naples to Bari in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bari are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Palermo

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Monte Pellegrino. Popular historic sites such as Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and Santuario Santa Rosalia are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Norman Palace, explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Branciforte, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio di San Lorenzo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Bari to Palermo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.