36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Knoxville
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Ravello
— 4 nights
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
2
Anacapri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Matera
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Reggio Calabria
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Palinuro
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 30 min
6
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
7
Naples
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Praiano
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
10
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
11
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Siena
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Knoxville


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4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
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). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, explore the historical opulence of Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, and stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello trip itinerary planning site.

Knoxville, USA to Ravello is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Knoxville in June, expect nights in Ravello to be a bit warmer, around 72°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi, Badia della Santissima Trinita', Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

1
night
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
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, thenget engrossed in the history at Villa San Michele, thenHead 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 Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Marina Piccola
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Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Punta Carena Lighthouse ©
Punta Carena Lighthouse
Blue Grotto ©
Blue Grotto

3
nights
Matera

Matera ©
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 Cattedrale di Matera. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa Noha and Chiesa San Rocco. Venture out of the city with trips to Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia (in Ruvo Di Puglia), Barletta (Castello Svevo di Barletta & Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore) and Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni (in Andria). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum, contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Matera visit site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Anacapri to Matera takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Anacapri in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Matera, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Reggio Calabria.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Barletta, Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia, Cattedrale, Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni
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Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
Castello Svevo di Barletta ©
Castello Svevo di Barletta
Cattedrale ©
Cattedrale

2
nights
Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria ©
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, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Reggio Calabria, thenexplore 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, thenappreciate 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 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

Side Trips

Messina, Cala di Rovaglioso
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria ©
Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria

2
nights
Palinuro

Palinuro ©
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, thenkick 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Certosa di Padula, Castello dei Principi Capano
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Baia del Buon Dormire ©
Baia del Buon Dormire
Certosa di Padula ©
Certosa di Padula
Castello dei Principi Capano ©
Castello dei Principi Capano

2
nights
Forio, Isola d'Ischia

Forio ©
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, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Civico del Torrione, thencontemplate 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 ride a ferry. 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ischia
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Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Maronti Beach ©
Maronti Beach
Spiaggia di Citara ©
Spiaggia di Citara

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
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 Parco Archeologico Pausilypon. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Teatro Grande. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Scavi di Stabia (in Castellammare Di Stabia), Pompeii (Casa del Fauno, Terme del Foro, &more) and Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francesco di Paola, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, and steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Forio to Naples takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii, Scavi di Stabia, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Oasi Valle della Caccia
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

3
nights
Sorrento

Sorrento ©
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 Monastero di San Paolo. Popular historic sites such as Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo and Marina di Puolo are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Solara, stroll through Marina of Lobra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Prisco e Agnello, and get to know the fascinating history of Crapolla Cove.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento attractions website.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Praiano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Massa Lubrense, Chiesa di San Prisco e Agnello
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La Solara ©
La Solara
St Francis Church and Convent ©
St Francis Church and Convent
Monastero di San Paolo ©
Monastero di San Paolo

3
nights
Praiano

Praiano ©
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, immerse yourself in nature at Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Corpus Domini, and finally make a trip to Fiordo di Furore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to IL Presepe nella Roccia, don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, take in the exciting artwork at Absolute Positano, view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery, thensteep yourself in history at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and finally kick back and relax 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Positano, Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari, Chiesa del Corpus Domini, Fiordo di Furore
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia Grande ©
Spiaggia Grande
Absolute Positano ©
Absolute Positano

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate 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, thenexplore 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
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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. 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, thentake 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, thenget 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; or do a combination of bus, 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sant'Andrea LI, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Spiaggia delle Tombe
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Sant'Andrea LI ©
Sant'Andrea LI
Napoleonic Mills House ©
Napoleonic Mills House

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nights
Siena

Siena ©
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, thensteep yourself in history at Cappella di Piazza, thenpause 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, thenget engrossed in the history at Torre e Casa Campatelli, thentake 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

San Gimignano, Pienza, Centro storico di Monteriggioni, Tempio di San Biagio
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Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano
San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Tempio di San Biagio ©
Tempio di San Biagio

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