43 days in Italy Itinerary

43 days in Italy Itinerary

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43 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Rome
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Florence
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Paestum
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
5
Positano
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
6
Oliveto Lario
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
8
Verona
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
9
Venice
— 7 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Rome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: high temperatures in Rome hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

7
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Galleria dell'Accademia and Pitti Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Siena Cathedral, Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , & more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip maker .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard, Castello di Verrazzano
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Head to Art Leather and I Tre Archi Assisifor plenty of shopping. Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Assisi to La Bruna to see Vineria del Carmine about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, look for gifts at la Bottega di Malastrana, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Assisi attractions planning app .

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Assisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paestum.

Things to do in Assisi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vineria del Carmine
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Vineria del Carmine ©
Vineria del Carmine
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

1
night
Paestum

Paestum ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena, delve into the distant past at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum, then explore the ancient world of Paestum Ruins, and finally admire the striking features of Il Tempio di Nettuno o Poseidone o di Hera II.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paestum trip planning app .

You can drive from Assisi to Paestum in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Assisi, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Paestum, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Paestum

Historic Sites Museums
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Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins
Temple of Athena ©
Temple of Athena

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and Duomo di Ravello. You'll explore and learn at Ravello Arte and Absolute Positano. Get out of town with these interesting Positano side-trips: Gli Scavi Archeologici di Pompei (in Pompeii), Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, and stop by Theodora Moda Positano.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano journey planning website .

Drive from Paestum to Positano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paestum in July, Positano is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Oliveto Lario.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Conca dei Marini, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

1
night
Oliveto Lario

Oliveto Lario ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Le Ceramiche di Vezio, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Onno. On the next day, stroll through Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oliveto Lario online tour builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Positano to Oliveto Lario. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Positano in July since evenings lows in Oliveto Lario dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Oliveto Lario

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Perledo, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Spiaggia Tranquilla
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Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar ©
Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio
Le Ceramiche di Vezio ©
Le Ceramiche di Vezio

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Duomo di Milano and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Dep Design Storefor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Como (Le Mille e Una Mella Caramelleria, L'Isola Che Non C'e', & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan vacation builder website .

You can drive from Oliveto Lario to Milan in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Como
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

6
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arena di Verona and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Museo di Castelvecchio and Fondazione Bisazza will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Verona to go to Valeggio Sul Mincio and see Borghetto sul Mincio, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Anastasia, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Mosconi Bertani, and stop by Piacere Divino Enoteca E Vini Sfusi.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Milan to Verona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Borghetto sul Mincio, Fondazione Bisazza
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Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

7
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.
Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, hunt for treasures at Mercatino dell'Antiquariato Campo San Maurizio, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice road trip website .

Getting from Verona to Venice by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 1:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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