39 days in Italy Itinerary

39 days in Italy Itinerary

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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Salerno
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Breuil-Cervinia
— 1 night
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Milan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Trento
— 4 nights
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Braies
— 1 night
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Venice
— 5 nights
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 2 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
On the 24th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta Mangiapane, then see what you can catch with Buena Vida Catamarano, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari. On your second day here, make a trip to Chiesa Madre - Duomo di Erice, then look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Vito lo Capo tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Vito lo Capo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to San Vito lo Capo is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in San Vito lo Capo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Salerno.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Salerno

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Salerno and Giardino della Minerva. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia Grande and Fornillo. Step out of Salerno with an excursion to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista in Praiano--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Promenade Trieste, see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Comunale.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno visit planner.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Salerno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. December in Salerno sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome

— 5 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 Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Salerno to Rome by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to Mercato Centrale and Principessa Cristalli d'Autorefor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza Grande and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Camposanto & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Brain In A Cage (in Livorno). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Genoa

— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore hidden gems such as Baia dei Saraceni and Boccadasse. Shop till you drop at Vernazza and Rattopennugo. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro (in Rapallo), Lungomare Europa - pista ciclabile fra Varazze e Cogoleto (in Varazze) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Palazzi dei Rolli, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Genoa trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Florence to Genoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Breuil-Cervinia.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Breuil-Cervinia

— 1 night
Breuil-Cervinia is an alpine resort in the Aosta Valley region of northwest Italy. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get outside with Funivia Plateau Rosa, stop by Casa del Miele, and then fly down the slopes at Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Breuil-Cervinia trip maker.

You can drive from Genoa to Breuil-Cervinia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Breuil-Cervinia

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Shopping

Milan

— 4 nights

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.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and La Libreria Del Marefor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza San Carlo and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Piazza Castello (in Turin), Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia & La Citta Alta) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, test your problem-solving skills at Oltre Room, browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Milan day trip site.

Drive from Breuil-Cervinia to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Verona

— 3 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.
Head to Piazza delle Erbe and Via Mazzinifor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Bra and Lago di Garda. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Verona day trip planner.

Getting from Milan to Verona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Trento

— 4 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza Duomo and Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali. For shopping fun, head to Erboristeria Malvina or Martist di Maurizio Boscheri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trento: Lago di Molveno (in Molveno), Ortisei: Zona Pedonale (in Ortisei) and Andalo (Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal & Paganella). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Merano Centro Storico, have fun and explore at MUSE - Science Museum, take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Val Gardena.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Trento journey website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Trento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Trento, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Braies.

Things to do in Trento

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Braies

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Anterselva, then explore the activities along Lago di Dobbiaco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Braies.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Braies day trip website.

Getting from Trento to Braies by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Braies are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Braies

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Venice

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Do your shopping at Palazzo dei Diamanti and Gioielleria Eredi Jovon. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Prato della Valle, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online day trip planner.

Getting from Braies to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Braies in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Venice. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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.