20 days in Italy Itinerary

20 days in Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Wellington
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  31 h
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Positano
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Vietri sul Mare
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
5
Venice
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Milan
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  31 h
End: Wellington

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Fondazione Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning app.

Wellington, New Zealand to Florence is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in August: highs in Florence hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Siena
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome route planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Positano: Ravello (Le Ville di Ravello, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, go for a walk through Positano, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Positano holiday planning app.

You can drive from Rome to Positano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Positano can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Vietri sul Mare.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amalfi, Ravello, Lido Capo di Conca
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

3
nights
Vietri sul Mare

Vietri sul Mare ©
Vietri sul Mare is a town and comune in the province of Salerno, in the Campania region of southern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Vietri sul Mare: Maiori (Sentiero dei Limoni, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Basilica of Saint Trofimena (in Minori). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito, steep yourself in history at Santa Maria de Olearia, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vietri sul Mare itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Positano to Vietri sul Mare in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Vietri sul Mare, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vietri sul Mare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maiori, Basilica of Saint Trofimena, Spiaggia di castiglione
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Sentiero dei Limoni ©
Sentiero dei Limoni

3
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Venice vacation maker site.

Explore your travel options from Vietri sul Mare to Venice with the Route module. Traveling from Vietri sul Mare in August, Venice is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): browse the different shops at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Milan trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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