31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

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31 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Milan
Train:  1 h 15 min
1
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Salerno
— 4 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
5
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Siena
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Milan

2
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Lago di Garda in Garda (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, make a trip to Piazza Bra, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Verona road trip planning site .

Milan to Verona is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive. In agosto, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lago di Garda
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In agosto, daytime highs in Venice are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip site .

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. agosto in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Santa Maria de Olearia (in Maiori), Ravello (Ravello - Atrani Walk, Le Ville di Ravello, &more) and Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the striking features of Stazione Marittima di Salerno, explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, and kick back and relax at Marina Di Vietri.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salerno trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Salerno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in agosto, you will find days in Salerno are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Santa Maria de Olearia, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Speed Boats Tours

4
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, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, see the interesting displays at Arsenale della Repubblica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina di Praia Beach, and make a trip to Fontana sant'Andrea.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Positano online itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In agosto, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Praiano, Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Step out of Assisi with an excursion to Montioni Frantoio e Cantina in Montefalco--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Positano to Assisi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Positano in agosto since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

3
nights
Siena

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Siena is known for historic sites, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Piazza del Campo, explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Siena trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in agosto, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Pisa to see Leaning Tower of Pisa about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In agosto, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Food Tours
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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