20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Venice
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Verona
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
5
Salerno
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
6
Positano
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Assisi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo and then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder tool .

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 15th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, make a trip to Via Mazzini, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Verona route planner .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Shop till you drop at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and M.G. Design. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni & Duomo di Siena). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of L’importuno di Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, and admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner .

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and get a taste of the local shopping with Trevimage.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rome route maker .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tivoli, Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pompeii Archaeological Park and Paestum Ruins. Relax by the water at Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia Lannio. Step out of Salerno to go to Senerchia and see Oasi Valle della Caccia, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, kick back and relax at Marina Di Vietri, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri, and shop like a local with Made In Salerno.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno route builder .

Take a train from Rome to Salerno in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Salerno, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Paestum Ruins, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Spiaggia Lannio, Spiaggia di castiglione
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Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

4
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.
Head to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Miniaci Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Ravello and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione), Amalfi (Valle delle Ferriere & Duomo di Sant'Andrea) and Ravello (Ravello Arte, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, & more). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Capo di Conca, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Positano trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salerno in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Positano, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Lido Capo di Conca
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Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cripta di San Francesco. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara, stop by La mela in tasca, take in the exciting artwork at Assisi Galleria 6C, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Assisi trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Positano to Assisi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Assisi, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping
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Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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