39 days in Italy Itinerary

39 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy journey planner
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Salerno
— 4 nights
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Positano
— 4 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 4 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Assisi
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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10
Santa Maria di Leuca
— 3 nights
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Salerno — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salerno: Mini Store (in Maiori) and Paestum (Lido Esercito, Archaeological Park of Paestum, &more). On the 6th (Thu), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Arechi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salerno online vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Salerno is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Salerno. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Salerno, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Food Tours (in Sorrento), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Fontana sant'Andrea, &more). There's still lots to do: take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Salerno in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Positano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time 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.
Venice is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Positano to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in July, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Verona.
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Verona — 3 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.
Verona is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Arena di Verona, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona online holiday planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan — 3 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: Bellagio (I Giardini di Villa Melzi & Kayaking & Canoeing), Varenna (Villa Monastero & S. Giovanni Battista) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Torre Guinigi (in Lucca) and Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.
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Siena — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate) and Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti). There's much more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Siena day trip website.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi — 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Assisi: Studio Moretti Caselli (in Perugia), Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia (in Castelluccio di Norcia) and Montefalco (Montioni Frantoio e Cantina & Wild Foods Italy). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and make a trip to Lago di Pilato.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Assisi online travel route planner.

Drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.
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Rome — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, Rome is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Santa Maria di Leuca.
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Santa Maria di Leuca — 3 nights

Santa Maria di Leuca, often spelled simply Leuca, is a frazione of the comune of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce (Apulia), southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): Head underground at Grotta Tre Porte, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Lago, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta del Soffio, then look and learn at Sidereus, then don't miss a visit to Antichi Frantoi Ipogei, and finally admire the majestic nature at Parco Naturale Regionale Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria di Leuca trip builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Santa Maria di Leuca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Santa Maria di Leuca to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to 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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