36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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36 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Naples
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Rome
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vatican City, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Nuova Pineta Pinetina and then identify plant and animal life at Oasi di Macchiagrande.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Rome. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Nuova Pineta Pinetina ©
Nuova Pineta Pinetina
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Bibione Spiaggia (in Bibione), Bagno Kursaal 61 (in Lido di Spina) and Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, kick back and relax at Blue Moon, and take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice route builder app .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Padua, Bibione Spiaggia, Blue Moon, Bagno Kursaal 61
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
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.
On the 6th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parco Faunistico le Cornelle and then wander the streets of Navigli District.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan visit planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Milan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Visiting La Lecciona and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach Bar Stella Marina and Baia del Silenzio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Castello di Lerici (in Lerici) and Parma (Cattedrale di Parma & Battistero di Parma). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cinque Terre Trails, learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre route planner .

Getting from Milan to Cinque Terre by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Cinque Terre are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parma, Baia del Silenzio, Castello di Lerici, La Lecciona
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Cattedrale di Parma ©
Cattedrale di Parma

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Lido Di Camaiore. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Torre di Arnolfo, and admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

8
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Escape the urban bustle at Lido di Ravello and Il Calypso Stabilimento Balneare. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods) (in Agerola), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo & Fornillo). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Capo di Conca, explore the ancient world of Ruins of Herculaneum, make a trip to Villa Rufolo, and see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum of Naples.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naples trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei, Ruins of Herculaneum, Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods)
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei ©
Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

9
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums. Escape the urban bustle at Catacombe di San Callisto and V Lounge Beach Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Point Break (in Fregene), Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare (in Maccarese) and Sabbianera Super Beach (in Anguillara Sabazia). See even more of Rome: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatican City, Sabbianera Super Beach, Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare, Point Break
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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