24 days in Italy Itinerary

24 days in Italy Itinerary

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24 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  18 h
1
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Positano
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
6
Naples
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Rome
— 3 nights
Subway:  15 min
8
Vatican City
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Phoenix

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Duomo di Milano as well as Leonardo's Last Supper Tickets. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Foro Buonaparte, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Teatrale alla Scala, then explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Degli Atellani - La Vigna Di Leonardo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milan day trip planner .

Phoenix, USA to Milan is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in June, expect nights in Milan to be little chillier, around 64°F, while days are cooler, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa ©
Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo ©
Basilica di San Vittore al Corpo
Chiesa di Sant'Alessandro in Zebedia ©

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercati di Rialto, St Mark's Campanile, Piazza San Marco, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Palazzo Mocenigo. Popular historic sites such as Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo and Fondamenta Venier Savorgnan are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa San Simeon Piccolo, admire the masterpieces at Museo di Palazzo Grimani, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), and go for a stroll along the water at Riva degli Schiavoni.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planning site .

Take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Santa Maria dei Miracoli ©
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
Mercati di Rialto ©
Mercati di Rialto
Museo di Palazzo Grimani ©
Museo di Palazzo Grimani

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San Gimignano

San Gimignano ©
A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascate del Mulino as well as Montese Cooking Experience. On the 9th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Cascate del Mulino, do a tasting at La Buca Di Montauto, then stop by Le Torri Leather Goods, then view the masterpieces at Art Gallery in Tuscany, and finally pick up some new knowledge with Montese Cooking Experience. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo di Criminalogia Medioevale, get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, steep yourself in history at Mura di San Gimignano, then view the masterpieces at Balducci Ceramics, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Sant'Agostino, and finally view the masterpieces at Oibo Re-Design.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Gimignano online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Venice to San Gimignano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in San Gimignano are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Museums Classes Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cascate del Mulino
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Cascate del Mulino ©
Cascate del Mulino
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
La Buca Di Montauto ©
La Buca Di Montauto

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You've added Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Gagliardi, then get to know the fascinating history of San Gimignano 1300, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Strozzi, examine the collection at Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, get engrossed in the history at Corridoio Vasariano, then take a stroll through Piazza della Repubblica, then admire the masterpieces at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Casa di Dante.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Galleria Gagliardi ©
Galleria Gagliardi
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Palazzo Strozzi ©
Palazzo Strozzi

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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.
You've added Fiordo di Furore, Cooking class at Hotel Buca di Bacco Positano, Franco's Bar, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore, get a taste of local nightlife at Franco's Bar, then learn the tricks of the trade with Cooking class at Hotel Buca di Bacco Positano, then get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Antonino, do a tasting at I Giardini di Cataldo, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano visit site .

Drive from Florence to Positano in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or do a combination of flight, train, and subway. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites Outdoors Classes

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Sorrento, Fiordo di Furore, I Faraglioni
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I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pompeii Archaeological Park. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture, then explore the world behind art at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Santa Lucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Temple of Jupiter and then make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Naples road trip app .

Take a bus from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pompeii
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Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno ©
Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno
Museo delle Torture ©
Museo delle Torture

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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Roman Forum, Musei Capitolini, Galleria Borghese, and other attractions you added. Piazza del Campidoglio and Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali and Basilica di Santa Prassede. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, get a sense of history and politics at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), examine the collection at Complesso del Vittoriano, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna E Contemporanea.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take the subway to Vatican City.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican Museums
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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo
Piazza del Campidoglio ©
Piazza del Campidoglio

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Vatican City

Vatican City ©
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sistine Chapel as well as St. Peter's Basilica. On the 21st (Sun), appreciate the history behind La Pieta, admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero Mater Ecclesiae, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre San Giovani, and finally squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, get a sense of history and politics at Prefettura degli Affari Economici della Santa Sede, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis, then make a trip to Sphere within a Sphere, and finally admire the natural beauty at Vatican Gardens.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vatican City tour itinerary planner.

Vatican City is just a short distance from Rome. In June, daytime highs in Vatican City are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Cupola di San Pietro ©
Cupola di San Pietro
Stanze di Raffaello ©
Stanze di Raffaello
Monastero Mater Ecclesiae ©
Monastero Mater Ecclesiae

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