22 days in Italy Itinerary

22 days in Italy Itinerary

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22 days in Italy Itinerary

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

3
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.
When in Venice, make a side trip to see Arena di Verona in Verona, approximately Verona away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, take a tour by water with Like a Venetian, and admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool.

Zurich, Switzerland to Venice is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Venice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salerno side-trips: Spiaggia Di Minori (in Minori), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara). There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, and look for all kinds of wild species at Oasi Valle della Caccia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salerno trip maker app.

Getting from Rome to Salerno by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in July, you will find days in Salerno are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Wine Tours & Tastings, Oasi Valle della Caccia, Spiaggia Di Minori, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori
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Oasi Valle della Caccia ©
Oasi Valle della Caccia
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Spiaggia Lannio
Spiaggia Lannio

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Amalfi (Speed Boats Tours & Valle delle Ferriere), Conca dei Marini (Grotta dello Smeraldo & Lido Capo di Conca) and Sentiero dei Limoni (in Maiori). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano trip maker site.

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. Traveling from Salerno in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Positano, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Marina di Praia Beach, Sentiero dei Limoni
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 1st (Sat), do a tasting at Bibenda Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agraria Saio. On the next day, stroll around Mount Subasio, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco, then examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Damiano.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Assisi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Positano to Assisi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Positano in July since evenings lows in Assisi dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Wineries Historic Sites Parks
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Rocca Maggiore ©
Rocca Maggiore
Bosco di San Francesco ©
Bosco di San Francesco

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Canyon Park
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
The Boboli Gardens ©
The Boboli Gardens

2
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Milan day trip site.

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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