19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paestum
— 2 nights
Drive
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Civita
— 1 night
Drive
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Positano
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Florence

— 2 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: Siena (Piazza del Campo, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder tool.

Milan to Florence is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, stroll through Bosco di San Francesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Chiara. On your second day here, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Rivotorto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi online travel route planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Assisi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome journey maker tool.

Drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Paestum.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Paestum

— 2 nights
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Mediterraneo Beach, then experience rural life at Caseificio Rivabianca, and finally gain insight at Azienda Agrituristica Seliano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bazar Cerere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paestum Ruins, then head outdoors with Lido Esercito, and finally kick back and relax at Nausica Bagni.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Paestum takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Paestum: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Civita.

Things to do in Paestum

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Civita

— 1 night
Civita is a hilltown and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Setteventi del Pollino, then snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Etonico Arbresh, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Civita trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Paestum to Civita takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Positano.

Things to do in Civita

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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Positano

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, head outdoors with Spiaggia della Gavitella, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Positano trip planner.

Drive from Civita to Positano in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Venice

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then stop by Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice holiday planning site.

You can fly from Positano to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Positano in August, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra, then snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and then admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Verona trip tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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.