41 days in Italy Itinerary

41 days in Italy Itinerary

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41 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
1
Positano
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Salerno
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Milan
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Verona
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Venice
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Chennai

5
nights
Positano

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, & more), Villa Romana e Antiquarium (in Minori) and Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings, Speed Boats Tours, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fornillo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, and don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano attractions planner.

Chennai, India to Positano is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Chennai in August, expect nights in Positano to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, Villa Romana e Antiquarium
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano (in Maiori) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, stroll through Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, enjoy the sand and surf at Rosa dei Venti, and make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. August in Salerno sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii, Spiaggia di castiglione, Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, Spiaggia Lannio
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and make a trip to Vatican Museums.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome journey planning website .

Traveling by train from Salerno to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salerno in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Montefalco (Wild Foods Italy & Montioni Frantoio e Cantina), Scoglio della Preghiera (in Cascia) and Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Assisi online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rome to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Montefalco, Scoglio della Preghiera, Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Duomo di Siena). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip site .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Bellagio (Parco di Villa Serbelloni, i Giardini di Villa Melzi, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milan itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bellagio, Tremezzina, Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

5
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Verona side-trips: Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO (in Trento). There's much more to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, go all around town with City Tours, make a trip to Piazza Bra, and admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Verona trip planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lago di Garda, Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

6
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, and explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planning website .

Take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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