35 days in Italy Itinerary

35 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Paris
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Assisi
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
3
Isola Del Giglio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Verona
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Venice
— 2 nights
+5
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Subway + Bus:  6 h 30 min
9
Positano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Scala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Salerno
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  6 h 30 min
12
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  5 h 30 min
13
Naples
— 3 nights
Bus:  15 min
14
Pompeii
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
15
Ravello
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Paris

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and Art and Office - Tintin and Comics. Get in touch with nature at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus and Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and wander the streets of Trastevere.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Paris, France to Rome is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Rome is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 4th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa del Maestri Comacini.

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You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Isola Del Giglio.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore

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nights
Isola Del Giglio

Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Bagno Il Delfino, enjoy the sand and surf at La Playa del Carma, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Caldane, then stroll through Spiaggia delle Cannelle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Lorenzo e Mamiliano.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Isola Del Giglio trip builder website.

Getting from Assisi to Isola Del Giglio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Isola Del Giglio are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Isola Del Giglio

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia delle Caldane ©
Spiaggia delle Caldane
Faraglione dell'Isola del Giglio ©
Faraglione dell'Isola del Giglio

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Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone, then admire the majestic nature at Percorso dell'Enfola, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally contemplate the long history of Villa of San Martino. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Napoleonic Mills House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Della Biodola, head outdoors with Spiaggia di Forno, then see the interesting displays at MUM - Museo Mineralogico e Gemmologico Luigi Celleri, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Portoferraio trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Isola Del Giglio to Portoferraio in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Isola Del Giglio in May: highs in Portoferraio hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marciana Marina, Campo nell'Elba, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Sant'Andrea LI
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, take an in-depth tour of Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): ride a horse along Maneggio Madre Terra, make a trip to Mercato Centrale, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then examine the collection at Mus.e Firenze, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and finally see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi WWF del Bassone, work some fitness into your day at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca, head outdoors with Aero Club Como, then stroll through Sentee di Sort, then take in the pleasant sights at I Navigli, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Florence to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Como, Sentee di Sort
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Via Mazzini, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then make a trip to Cappella dei Notai, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Verona day trip website.

Getting from Milan to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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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.
Let the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Max Studio capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the exciting artwork at Giudecca 795 Art Gallery, look for gifts at L'artista della barbaria, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Positano.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, kick back and relax at Fornillo, take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, look for gifts at Absolute Positano, then view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Positano, don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, Head underground at Cave of Smeraldo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dell'Annunziata, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Madonna di Costantinopoli, and finally do a tasting at Fattoria Marecoccola.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Positano trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Positano by combination of flight, subway, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, subway, and bus; or drive. In May in Positano, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Scala.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sorrento, Praiano, Basilica S. Michele Arcangelo
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande

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Scala

Scala ©
Scala is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, take in the dramatic natural features at Monte Cerreto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dell'Annunziata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Felice di Tenna, then look for gifts at Caseificio Vicedomini, and finally learn about winemaking at Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L..

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Scala holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Positano to Scala in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Scala are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Salerno.

Things to do in Scala

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Tramonti
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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio ©
Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Guariglia, see the interesting displays at Museo provinciale della Ceramica, explore the world behind art at Museo della Ceramica, head outdoors with Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sol’Art Ceramiche, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, see the interesting displays at Scuola Medica Salernitana Museo Virtuale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, and finally head outdoors with Lido Esercito.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Scala to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Paestum, Spiaggia Lannio
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche

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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, visit Portovenere, head off the coast to Isola Palmaria, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, then trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Lorenzo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, wander the streets of Boccadasse, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally see the interesting displays at Dialogo nel Buio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Salerno to Cinque Terre takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salerno in May, Cinque Terre is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Genoa, Porto Venere, Baia del Silenzio
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Borgo Storico di Corniglia ©
Borgo Storico di Corniglia

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Naples

Naples
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 25th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, view the masterpieces at Spazio Nea, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the exciting artwork at I Tesori Nascosti, then take in the exciting artwork at Archivio Fotografico Parisio, and finally wander the streets of Piazza dei Martiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): shop like a local with Museodivino, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, stop by Chiaia, see the vivid underwater world at Posillipo, then identify plant and animal life at Parco Sommerso di Gaiola - Area Marina Protetta, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico Pausilypon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naples online trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Cinque Terre to Naples in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cinque Terre in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Naples. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vesuvio National Park
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Piazza dei Martiri
Piazza dei Martiri
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get some cultural insight at House of Venus in the Shell and Tempio di Venere. Take a break from the city and head to Grotta di Matromania and Scrajo Mare. Explore Pompeii's surroundings by going to Orsano - Sorgente di Lettere - Vene del Pericolo (in Lettere) and Capri (Natural Arch, Villa Jovis, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, don't miss a visit to Lupanar, contemplate the long history of Casa del Fauno, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pompeii trip itinerary planning website.

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In May, daytime highs in Pompeii are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Vico Equense, Castellammare Di Stabia, Orsano - Sorgente di Lettere - Vene del Pericolo, Museo Archeologico Virtuale (MAV)
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa dei Misteri ©
Villa dei Misteri
Forum ©
Forum

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Do your shopping at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Petit Prince Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di castiglione and Valle dei Mulini. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Ravello takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pompeii in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Sentiero dei Limoni, Amalfi Coast
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Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma ©
Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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