34 days in Italy Itinerary

34 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 7 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 7 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 day
Fly
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Lecce
— 5 nights
Drive to Pozzuoli, Ferry to Ischia
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Ischia, Isola d'Ischia
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 7 nights
Drive
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Palmi
— 2 nights
Drive to Lamezia Terme Airport, Fly to Palermo
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Palermo, Sicily
— 4 nights
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Milan

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Cathedral of Como (Duomo) (in Como) and Villa Monastero (in Varenna). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, head outdoors with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, take in the pleasant sights at I Navigli, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzi Montecatini.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip website.

Newark, USA to Milan is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Milan. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 64°F. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Verona

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Venice (Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Basilica di San Marco, &more) and Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua). Next up on the itinerary: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Verona road trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Milan

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Tecla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Milan road trip planning app.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lecce.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

Lecce

— 5 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lecce: Sidereus (in Salve), Cripta del Crocifisso (in Ugento) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Santa Maria di Leuca). The adventure continues: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Lecce, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di arte francescana "Caracciolo", and see the interesting displays at Museo Mostra La Tana della Taranta.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lecce itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Lecce takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Milan in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lecce, with highs around 91°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Ischia.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ischia, Isola d'Ischia

Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ischia trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Lecce to Ischia in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Ischia, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. You'll set off for Sorrento on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Ischia

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Sorrento

— 7 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sorrento: Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno), Positano (Fornillo & Il Sentiero Degli Dei) and Paestum (Lido Esercito & Paestum Ruins). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, cast your line with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ischia to Sorrento takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palmi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palmi

— 2 nights
Palmi is a comune (municipality) of about 19,303 inhabitants in the province of Reggio Calabria in Calabria.It is seat of the district, which includes 33 municipalities in the plain of Palmi, with a population of approximately 170,000 inhabitants.With the nearby beaches of Marina di Palmi and Lido di Palmi, overlooking the Violet coast, the city is a major seaside resort thanks to its landscape, which has led writers and poets to call it the "terrace on the Strait of Messina".In addition to being the main administrative center, office and school of the Tyrrhenian coast of the province of Reggio Calabria, Palmi was also an important agricultural and commercial center and a bishopric of Roman Catholic Diocese of Oppido Mamertina-Palmi.For centuries, the city was one of the most important cultural centers of Calabria in the literary, musical, historical and archaeological interest. On the 28th (Wed), kick back and relax at Spiaggia della Marinella, make a trip to Scoglio dell' Ulivo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala di Rovaglioso, and finally get outside with Villa Comunale Giuseppe Mazzini. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Chianalea di Scilla, then take some stellar pictures from Belvedere di Piazza San Rocco, and then head outdoors with Monte Sant'Elia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Palmi trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Palmi takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Palmi can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Palmi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palermo, Sicily

— 4 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palermo: Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo), Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Duomo di Cefalu (in Cefalu). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Antico Stabilimento Balneare di Mondello, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Palmi to Palermo with the Route module. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Calabria travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Castles
Forming the toe of Italy's "boot," Calabria is considered the Caribbean of Europe and may very well be the country's best-kept secret. Visitors can find everything from beaches to Byzantine churches here. Hillside towns, ancient Greek temples, and medieval castles and palaces are just some of the attractions scattered around one of the country's least-developed regions. Calabria remains largely unblemished by mass tourism, with many charming places to visit like olive plantations, orange groves, waterfalls, and lakes. Because it's bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on three sides, the water plays a huge role in the region's culture and cuisine. Calabria is also an up-and-coming producer of fine wines.