26 days in Austria & Italy Itinerary

26 days in Austria & Italy Itinerary

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26 days in Austria & Italy Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Argegno, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Milan, Italy
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Positano, Italy
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles, United States


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3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kids will enjoy Schonbrunn Palace and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Prater. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the striking features of Rathaus, see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and get outside with Donauinsel.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Vienna is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Prater ©
Prater

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Freibad Leopoldskron, then make a trip to Mozartplatz, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, and finally make a trip to Altstadt von Salzburg.

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You can fly from Vienna to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum

3
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and St. Mark's Square will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online tour planner .

Getting from Salzburg to Venice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Salzburg in August, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Argegno.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Argegno, Italy

Argegno ©
Argegno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50km north of Milan and about 15km north of Como. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Di S. Sisinnio and then get interesting insight from Turati Centro Nautico Lario. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, take a memorable tour with AC Boat, and then don't miss a visit to Grotte di Rescia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Argegno driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Venice to Argegno in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Argegno are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Argegno

Outdoors Transportation Tours

Side Trips

AC Boat, Grotte di Rescia, Chiesa Di S. Sisinnio, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
AC Boat ©
AC Boat
Grotte di Rescia ©
Grotte di Rescia

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Milan, Italy

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.
On the 11th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan online itinerary planner .

Drive from Argegno to Milan in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Family-friendly places like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Siena Cathedral, Centro Storico di Siena, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, and contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence attractions website .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Siena
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rome day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Positano, Italy

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.
Family-friendly places like Fornillo and Lido di Ravello will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei (in Pompeii), Lido Capo di Conca (in Conca dei Marini) and Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare). There's much more to do: tour the water at your own pace with L'Uomo e il Mare, view the masterpieces at Absolute Positano, stop by Emporio della Ceramica, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Positano day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rome to Positano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Lido di Ravello, Le Vigne di Raito, Lido Capo di Conca, Torre di Grado
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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