36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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36 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Train:  22 h 30 min
1
Positano
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
2
Salerno
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Verona
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Milan
— 6 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
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.
Do your shopping at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Miniaci Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, & more) and Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fornillo, go for a walk through Positano, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and make a trip to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Positano visit planning app .

Manila, Philippines to Positano is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Positano due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manila in September, with highs in Positano at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Praiano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal ©
Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela ©
Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela
Miniaci Art Gallery ©
Miniaci Art Gallery

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.
For shopping fun, head to Ceramica D'Urso Vietri or Ravello Arte. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sorrento), Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Petit Prince Art Gallery) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Sol’Art Ceramiche, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, browse the different shops at Siniscalchi Centro Commerciale, and view the masterpieces at Made In Salerno.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Salerno holiday builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In September in Salerno, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Paestum Ruins, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Ceramica D'Urso Vietri ©
Ceramica D'Urso Vietri
Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri ©
Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Head to Porta Portese and Via Condottifor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Salerno to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Salerno in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Porta Portese ©
Porta Portese
Murano Max ©
Murano Max

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Head to Art Leather and Assisi Galleria 6Cfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Alunni Cashmere (in Corciano), Famiglia Buccelletti Winery (in Castiglion Fiorentino) and Wild Foods Italy (in Montefalco). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, view the masterpieces at B.A.T. Assisi, learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Assisi tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Assisi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Wild Foods Italy, Alunni Cashmere, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Famiglia Buccelletti Winery
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Art Leather ©
Art Leather
B.A.T. Assisi ©
B.A.T. Assisi

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercato Centrale and Gallori-Turchi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Campo
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Mercato Centrale ©
Mercato Centrale
Limbo Art Gallery ©
Limbo Art Gallery

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.
Head to Macia de Color and Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshopfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, shop like a local with Giudecca 795 Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in October, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop ©
Macia de Color ©
Macia de Color

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.
Shop till you drop at Piazza delle Erbe and Federica Casanova. Take a break from Verona with a short trip to Fondazione Bisazza in Montecchio Maggiore, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Perini, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, wander the streets of Quinzano, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Dello Scudo.

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

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Verona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fondazione Bisazza
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Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Libreria Antiquaria Perini ©
Libreria Antiquaria Perini

6
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.
Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Micromercato Moltrasiofor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Mercato Rionale (in Mandello del Lario), Como (Mag & Broletto) and Bellagio (Abele Experientia Artis & Azalea - Silk of Como). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take in the exciting artwork at Chiosco Villa Carlotta, explore the world behind art at Galleria Sabauda, and revel in the low prices at Giorgio Armani Outlet Srl.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan day trip app .

Traveling by train from Verona to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellagio, Como, Tremezzina, Mostra Steve Mc Curry, Giorgio Armani Outlet Srl
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Micromercato Moltrasio ©
Micromercato Moltrasio

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