17 days in Italy Itinerary

17 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome
— 3 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 1 night
Drive
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Amalfi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pompeii
— 1 night
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Venice

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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Jolly Roger - Pirate Cruise at Sea, then admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Venice, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Como

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trek along with Lake Como Adventures, take a tour by water with Boat2Go, and then make a trip to Faro voltiano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentee di Sort, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and then explore the galleries of Villa Carlotta.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Como online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Venice to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

1
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Milan

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping

3
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Rome

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

1
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, then kick back and relax at Fornillo, and finally stroll through Spiaggia Grande.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Positano day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

3
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Amalfi

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amalfi trip maker.

You can drive from Positano to Amalfi in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Amalfi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Salerno

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lido Mediterraneo Beach, then head outdoors with Lido Esercito, then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Cilento, then don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, and finally get outside with Monte Finestra.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salerno day trip planning app.

Getting from Amalfi to Salerno by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
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Pompeii

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro and then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii itinerary maker site.

Pompeii is just a short distance from Salerno. Traveling from Salerno in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Pompeii, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.