26 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 4 nights
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Salerno
— 3 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 4 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, take a stroll through Trastevere, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome trip builder website.

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Assisi, and finally stop by La Bottega Dei Sapori (S.N.C.). Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Wild Foods Italy, explore the world behind art at Collegio del Cambio, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Assisi route website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in June since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno — 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Arciconfraternita della Santissima Annunziata e del Santissimo Rosario. Visit Archaeological Park of Paestum and Castello di Arechi for their historical value. Explore Salerno's surroundings by going to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata (in Paestum). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Sol’Art Ceramiche, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, kick back and relax at Spiaggia della Crestarella, and browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Salerno trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Salerno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in June, Salerno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.
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Positano — 4 nights

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.
Head to Absolute Positano and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmelafor plenty of shopping. Visit Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande for some beach relaxation. Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Museo della Carta), Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena (in Atrani) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, view the masterpieces at Ravello Arte, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Positano road trip website.

You can drive from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Positano, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Venice.
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Venice — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Positano to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Venice, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 2 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.
On the 24th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro and then contemplate the long history of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo). On the next day, catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally shop like a local with Via Mazzini.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at M.G. Design and Mercato Centrale. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena for their historical value. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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