19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Milan
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Positano
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Salerno
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Rome
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Venice is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Venice is 6 hours. In June, Venice is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Procolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Verona trip planner .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, then admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan trip maker website .

Getting from Verona to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 29th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 1st (Wed), do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, learn about winemaking at Bibenda Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally walk around Mount Subasio.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Assisi attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Florence to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Assisi, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio

3
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.
Explore Positano's surroundings by going to Amalfi (Wine Tours & Tastings & Speed Boats Tours) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fornillo, look for gifts at Nana' Positano, and take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano travel route builder site .

Getting from Assisi to Positano by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Positano when traveling from Assisi in July, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Ravello, Speed Boats Tours
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Speed Boats Tours

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Monte Finestra (in Tramonti), Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, browse for treasures at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salerno trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Salerno can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Monte Finestra, Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, Paestum Ruins
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Speed Boats Tours

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Salerno to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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