36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Fly to Naples International Airport, Drive to Ravello
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Ravello
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry to Sorrento, Drive to Matera
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palinuro
— 2 nights
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Drive to Naples, Ferry to Ischia, Drive to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ischia, Ferry to Naples
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Naples
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Praiano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Siena
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Ravello

— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo. Visit Lido di Ravello and Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Badia della Santissima Trinita' in Cava De' Tirreni (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello journey planner.

Knoxville, USA to Ravello is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Knoxville in June: highs in Ravello hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Anacapri, Island of Capri

— 1 night
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Villa del Damecuta, stop by Ceramiche Tavassi, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, then get engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, then Head underground at Blue Grotto, and finally enjoy the sea views from Punta Carena Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anacapri itinerary tool.

Ride a ferry from Ravello to Anacapri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Matera.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Matera

— 3 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Santa Maria de Idris and Materasum Ipogeo. MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum and Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Barletta (Castello Svevo di Barletta & Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore) and Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia (in Ruvo Di Puglia). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, steep yourself in history at Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, and examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina.

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You can do a combination of ferry and car from Anacapri to Matera in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Anacapri in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Matera. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Reggio Calabria

— 2 nights
Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala di Rovaglioso, then explore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, then explore the world behind art at Museo diocesano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Falcomata. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annunziata dei Catalani Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Ottimati, see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Garibaldi, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Foti.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Reggio Calabria online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Matera to Reggio Calabria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Matera in June since evenings lows in Reggio Calabria dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Palinuro.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Palinuro

— 2 nights
Palinuro is an Italian small town, the most populated civil parish of Centola, Province of Salerno, in the Campania region. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Antiquarium - Museo Archeologico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Loreto, then kick back and relax at Baia del Buon Dormire, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Castello dei Principi Capano and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Certosa di Padula.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Palinuro trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Palinuro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Palinuro

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Citara, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gaetano, then explore the world behind art at Museo Civico del Torrione, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dell’Arciconfraternita di Santa Maria Visitapoveri a Forio, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Maronti Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Forio travel route planner.

Getting from Palinuro to Forio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Naples

— 6 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Lungomare Caracciolo. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Teatro Grande. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia), Pompeii (Casa del Fauno, Terme del Foro, &more) and Scavi di Stabia (in Castellammare Di Stabia). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, browse the exhibits of Galleria Borbonica, and make a trip to Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naples tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Naples sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 6:

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Francis Church and Convent and La Solara. Popular historic sites such as Monastero di San Paolo and Chiesa di San Prisco e Agnello are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Vinicola De Angelis, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina di Puolo, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina of Lobra, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala di Mitigliano.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip maker.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. July in Sorrento sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Praiano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Praiano

— 3 nights
Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Corpus Domini, and then don't miss a visit to Fiordo di Furore. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to IL Presepe nella Roccia, don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, view the masterpieces at Absolute Positano, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and finally cool off at Fornillo.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Praiano trip planning site.

Drive from Sorrento to Praiano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Praiano are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Praiano

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get engrossed in the history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning app.

You can drive from Praiano to Florence in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus, subway, train, and flight. Traveling from Praiano in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get some jogging in at Spiaggia di Schiapparello, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Volterraio, see the interesting displays at Torre del Martello, then take an in-depth tour of Napoleonic Mills House, and finally make a trip to Forte Falcone. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cavoli, stroll through Spiaggia delle Tombe, then get to know the fascinating history of Sant'Andrea LI, and finally contemplate the long history of Forte Stella.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portoferraio online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga di Siena, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then steep yourself in history at Cappella di Piazza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Lucia e Niccolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria del Carmine (San Niccolo al Carmine). On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sant'Agostino, contemplate the long history of Torre Grossa, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, then get engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, then take an in-depth tour of San Gimignano 1300, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca of Montestaffoli.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Siena online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Siena in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. While traveling from Portoferraio, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siena, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.