19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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19 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Salerno
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Positano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rome
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Salerno side-trips: Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara), Spiaggia Di Minori (in Minori) and Spiaggia di castiglione (in Castiglione). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, and stroll through Marina Di Vietri.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Salerno is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Salerno, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Salerno is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Spiaggia Di Minori, Spiaggia Lannio, Sentiero dei Limoni
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello) and Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Positano journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. September in Positano sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Fishing Charters & 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: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, make a trip to Vatican Museums, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome online route planner .

You can drive from Positano to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to Pisa and see Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence attractions site .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Arena di Verona in Verona (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arena di Verona
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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