43 days in Italy Itinerary

43 days in Italy Itinerary

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43 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+4
Fly + Bus + Train + Foot + Ferry:  8​h 15​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
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Siena
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
7
Venice
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Verona
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
9
Milan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Lido Marinella. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Sentiero dei Limoni (in Maiori), Amalfi (Speed Boats Tours, Valle delle Ferriere, & more) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Ravello-Minori Walk, & more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Scrajo Mare, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and get outside with Monte Faito e Panorama.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Positano trip maker website .

Manchester, UK to Positano is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, train, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, train, and ferry; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Positano. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Positano to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Amalfi, Vico Equense, Ravello, Atrani, Lido Marinella
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Walk of the Gods ©
Walk of the Gods
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia Lido Macarro - Cala 'i don Nicola and Port of Cape Palinuro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Palinuro (Servizi Quadrifoglio Palinuro & Spiaggia le Saline), Santuario Diocesano Madonna della Grotta (in Praia A Mare) and Oasi WWF di Morigerati (in Morigerati). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Pozzallo, take in the dramatic natural features at I Due Fratelli, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castelcivita, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salerno vacation website .

Traveling by ferry from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Salerno are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Palinuro, Grotte di Castelcivita, Gli Scaloni, Oasi WWF di Morigerati, Spiaggia Lido Macarro - Cala 'i don Nicola
Highlights from your plan
Port of Cape Palinuro ©
Port of Cape Palinuro
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
La Grancia ©
La Grancia

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastero Di S.Benedetto and Basilica di Santa Prassede. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to San Domenico Lake (in Villalago), Santo Stefano di Sessanio (in Santo Stefano di Sessanio) and Monastero di Santa Scolastica (in Subiaco). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, take in the pleasant sights at Piazza di Spagna, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, and Head underground at Grotte di Falvaterra.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Salerno to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Subiaco, Sperlonga, Santo Stefano di Sessanio, San Domenico Lake, Grotte di Falvaterra
Highlights from your plan
Welcome to Rome ©
Welcome to Rome
Foro di Cesare ©
Foro di Cesare
Santo Stefano di Sessanio ©
Santo Stefano di Sessanio

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Azienda Agraria Guerrieri and Mezzavalle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Museo Malacologico (in Cupra Marittima), Baia Canaria (in Senigallia) and Lago di Fiastra (in Fiastra). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria delle Rose, make a trip to Oratorio S. Francesco Piccolino, admire the striking features of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Abbey.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi travel tool .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in August since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mezzavalle, Lago di Fiastra, Baia Canaria, Museo Malacologico, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Azienda Agraria Guerrieri ©
Azienda Agraria Guerrieri

5
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore hidden gems such as Bagno Baratti and Batzella. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa), Piombino (Bagno la Capannina & Pascia Glam Beach) and Azienda Agricola Casa Emma (in San Donato in Poggio). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, see the interesting displays at Museo della Tortura, don't miss a visit to Fortezza di Santa Barbara, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena day trip website .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Siena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Piombino, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Famiglia Buccelletti Winery, Batzella
Highlights from your plan
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Batzella ©
Batzella
Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) ©
Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting)

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia and Corridoio Vasariano. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Viareggio to see Bagno Maurizio about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Giardino Bardini, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museo degli Innocenti, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence trip builder tool .

Getting from Siena to Florence by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bagno Maurizio, Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia
Highlights from your plan
Bagno Maurizio ©
Bagno Maurizio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia ©
Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santuario della Madonna dell'Angelo and Diga del Vajont. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Lago di Santa Croce (in Farra d'Alpago), Sand Nativity (in Jesolo) and Eraclea Beach (in Eraclea Mare). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Bibione Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Tre Archi Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santuario della Madonna dell'Angelo, Parco Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino, Eraclea Beach, Lago di Santa Croce, Diga del Vajont
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Santuario della Madonna dell'Angelo ©
Santuario della Madonna dell'Angelo
Giudecca ©
Giudecca

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parco Cavour and Andalo Life. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Road of 52 Tunnels (in Valli del Pasubio), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Malcesine) and Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra (in Rovereto). And it doesn't end there: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Miniera di Schilpario, steep yourself in history at Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo), admire the landmark architecture of Verona Porta Nuova Railway Station, and don't miss a visit to Santuario Madonna di Lourdes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Verona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Miniera di Schilpario, Parco Cavour, Road of 52 Tunnels, Parasailing & Paragliding, Andalo Life
Highlights from your plan
Parco Cavour ©
Parco Cavour
Miniera di Schilpario ©
Miniera di Schilpario
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Langhe landscapes UNESCO. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Gli Orridi di Uriezzo (in Baceno), Balcone D' Italia (in Lanzo d'Intelvi) and Lecco (Campanile di San Nicolo & Piani D'Erna). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Chiesa, and brush up on your military savvy at Forte Montecchio Nord.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Alba, Lecco, Gli Orridi di Uriezzo, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Santuario della Madonna del Sasso
Highlights from your plan
Forte Montecchio Nord ©
Forte Montecchio Nord
Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio ©
Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio

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