21 days in Italy Itinerary

21 days in Italy Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Milan
— 1 night
Train
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Salerno
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 3 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 historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Venice attractions planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Venice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Venice is minus 1 hour. In July, Venice is somewhat warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

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.
Go for a jaunt from Verona to Calmasino to see Villa Calicantus about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: listen to music at Arena di Verona, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, stop by Fil Good, and take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Milan

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sun), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Milan trip website.

Traveling by car from Verona to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence with an excursion to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, and admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence holiday planning app.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and look for gifts at Artigianato Rallo.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano trip itinerary builder.

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 July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Salerno

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Maiori), Ravello (Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte & Duomo di Ravello) and Paestum (Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, Paestum Ruins, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Castello di Arechi, and admire the natural beauty at Giardino della Minerva.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salerno trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Positano to Salerno by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.