36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Venice
— 4 nights
2
Trieste
— 1 night
3
Milan
— 3 nights
4
Genoa
— 2 nights
5
Camogli
— 2 nights
6
Florence
— 4 nights
7
San Gimignano
— 1 night
8
Pisa
— 1 night
9
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
10
Rome
— 5 nights
11
Naples
— 3 nights
12
Bari
— 2 nights
13
Palermo
— 4 nights


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4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and San Giorgio Maggiore. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, step off the mainland to explore Lido, and buy something for everyone on your list at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi.

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Montreal, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Venice is 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in July: highs in Venice hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Trieste

Trieste ©
Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo d’Antichita “J.J. Winckelmann”, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Municipio, admire the masterpieces at Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale, thenadmire the striking features of Palazzo del Lloyd Triestino (oggi della Giunta Regionale), thenview the masterpieces at Atelier Home Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Synagogue of Trieste.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Trieste travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Trieste takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Trieste

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale ©
Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale
The Synagogue of Trieste ©
The Synagogue of Trieste
Museo d’Antichita “J.J. Winckelmann” ©
Museo d’Antichita “J.J. Winckelmann”

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.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Novecento and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Trieste to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Milan are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, thenexamine the collection at Palazzo Doria Tursi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Porta Soprana, get engrossed in the history at Christopher Columbus' House, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Torpete, thenpause for some serene contemplation at San Pietro in Banchi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica delle Vigne.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Milan in July, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Camogli.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea ©
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale
Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco ©
Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco

2
nights
Camogli

Camogli ©
Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, thencontemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, thenstroll through Baia di Paraggi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Millenaria Sacro Cuore di Gesu. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Marinaro Gio Bono Ferrari, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Prospero e Santa Caterina, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica DI Santa Maria Assunta, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Della Dragonara.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Camogli route planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Camogli in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Camogli

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Margherita Ligure
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Abbazia di San Fruttuoso ©
Abbazia di San Fruttuoso
Chiesa Millenaria Sacro Cuore di Gesu ©
Chiesa Millenaria Sacro Cuore di Gesu
Oratorio di San Prospero e Santa Caterina ©

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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Baptistery of St. John and Museo di San Marco. Shop till you drop at M.G. Design and Scarpelli Mosaici. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and browse the exhibits of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip planning site.

You can drive from Camogli to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Camogli in August, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo di Criminalogia Medioevale, take in the exciting artwork at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, thentake an in-depth tour of San Gimignano 1300, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo della Tortura di San Gimignano, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Mura di San Gimignano, view the masterpieces at Galleria Gagliardi, take in the exciting artwork at iSculpture Gallery San Gimignano & Casole d'Elsa, thendo a tasting at La Buca Di Montauto, thentake in the exciting artwork at Oibo Re-Design, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Florence to San Gimignano by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Museo di Criminalogia Medioevale ©
Museo di Criminalogia Medioevale
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli

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Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pisa online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Pisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pisa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

2
nights
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Forte Stella, get engrossed in the history at Napoleonic Mills House, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia "Le Viste", thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Acquarilli.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portoferraio day trip site.

Getting from Pisa to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Spiaggia di Acquarilli ©
Spiaggia di Acquarilli
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Forte Stella ©
Forte Stella

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get a sense of the local culture at Pantheon and Cupola di San Pietro. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, contemplate the long history of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Rome in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Portoferraio in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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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. Get some historical perspective at Underground Naples and Duomo di Napoli. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Neapolis Buried and MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, go for a stroll along the water at Santa Lucia, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, and get engrossed in the history at Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Naples sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
The Neapolis Buried ©
The Neapolis Buried
Duomo di Napoli ©
Duomo di Napoli

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nights
Bari

Bari ©
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giacomo, admire the landmark architecture of Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari, steep yourself in history at Piazza dell'Odegitria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arciconfraternita Maria Ss Del Rosario. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, steep yourself in history at Fortino S. Antonio, enjoy the sand and surf at Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, thencontemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Gregorio, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazzetta Santa Maria del Buon Consiglio.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bari driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Naples to Bari in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari ©
Il Succorpo della Cattedrale di Bari
Chiesa di Sant'Anna ©
Chiesa di Sant'Anna
Chiesa di San Gregorio ©
Chiesa di San Gregorio

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Palermo

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Monte Pellegrino. Popular historic sites such as Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and Cattedrale di Palermo are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, admire the masterpieces at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, and see the interesting displays at Santuario Santa Rosalia.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Palermo holiday planning website.

You can fly from Bari to Palermo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia
Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico

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