36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

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36 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive:  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
Drive:  2​h
7
Naples
— 6 nights
ferry:  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
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Siena
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Knoxville


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4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Ravello. You'll get in some beach time at Lido di Ravello and Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi. When in Ravello, make a side trip to see Badia della Santissima Trinita' in Cava De' Tirreni, approximately 46 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary builder website .

Knoxville, USA to Ravello is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Knoxville to Ravello is 6 hours. When traveling from Knoxville in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Anacapri.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Anacapri, Island of Capri

Anacapri ©
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Villa del Damecuta, look for gifts at Ceramiche Tavassi, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, then take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, then Head underground at Blue Grotto, and finally enjoy the sea views from Punta Carena Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Anacapri trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Ravello to Anacapri in 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Anacapri

Historic Sites Museums 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello Svevo di Barletta and Chiesa San Giovanni Battista. Explore Matera's surroundings by going to Cathedral Saint Maria Maggiore (in Barletta), Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia (in Ruvo Di Puglia) and Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni (in Andria). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Matera, don't miss a visit to Antica Matera Casa Grotta, and examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Matera trip maker app .

Getting from Anacapri to Matera by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Anacapri in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Matera, with lows around 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, Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, Cattedrale, Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia
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Castello Svevo di Barletta ©
Castello Svevo di Barletta
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
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), stroll through 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 get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare Falcomata. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annunziata dei Catalani Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa degli Ottimati, see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Civica Di Reggio Calabria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Garibaldi, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Foti.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reggio Calabria trip maker tool .

Drive from Matera to Reggio Calabria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Matera in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Reggio Calabria. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palinuro.

Things to do in Reggio Calabria

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Messina, Cala di Rovaglioso
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Lungomare Falcomata ©
Lungomare Falcomata
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. On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Antiquarium - Museo Archeologico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria Loreto, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Buon Dormire, and finally Head underground at Grotte Marine di Capo Palinuro. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castello dei Principi Capano and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Certosa di Padula.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Palinuro day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Palinuro takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Palinuro

Historic Sites Parks 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 ©
On the 29th (Mon), make a trip to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Citara, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Gaetano, explore the world behind art at Museo Civico del Torrione, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell’Arciconfraternita di Santa Maria Visitapoveri a Forio, and finally stroll through Maronti Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Forio day trip planning website .

Getting from Palinuro to Forio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Forio are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Forio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Ischia
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Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Chiesa del Soccorso ©
Chiesa del Soccorso
Maronti Beach ©
Maronti Beach

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli and Forum will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Pompeii (Casa del Fauno, Terme del Foro, & more) and Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Naples visit planner.

You can drive from Forio to Naples in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pompeii, Oasi Valle della Caccia, Scavi di Stabia, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cala di Mitigliano and La Solara. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Francis Church and Convent and Limonoro. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Paolo, contemplate the waterfront views at Marina di Puolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Prisco e Agnello, and do a tasting at Vinicola De Angelis.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip itinerary planning app .

Ride a ferry from Naples to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a subway; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Sorrento are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Praiano.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Parks 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 ©
On the 10th (Fri), kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, admire the majestic nature at Parco Regionale dei Monti Lattari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Corpus Domini, and finally make a trip to Fiordo di Furore. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to IL Presepe nella Roccia, don't miss a visit to Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, view the masterpieces at Absolute Positano, then take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Praiano road trip planning app .

You can drive from Sorrento to Praiano in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Praiano can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Praiano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Praiano to Florence takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Praiano in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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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 15th (Wed): get some jogging in at Spiaggia di Schiapparello, step into the grandiose world of Castello del Volterraio, then examine the collection at Torre del Martello, then take an in-depth tour of Napoleonic Mills House, and finally don't miss a visit to Forte Falcone. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Tombe, then get to know the fascinating history of Sant'Andrea LI, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Forte Stella.

Make your Portoferraio itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Florence to Portoferraio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia delle Tombe, Spiaggia di Cavoli, Sant'Andrea LI
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Sant'Andrea LI ©
Sant'Andrea LI
Torre del Martello ©
Torre del Martello

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga di Siena, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di Piazza, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Lucia e Niccolo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Maria del Carmine (San Niccolo al Carmine). On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, then take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, then get to know the fascinating history of San Gimignano 1300, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rocca of Montestaffoli.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Siena trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Portoferraio to Siena in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Portoferraio in July, expect nights in Siena to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°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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San Gimignano 1300 ©
San Gimignano 1300
Tempio di San Biagio ©
Tempio di San Biagio
Duomo di San Gimignano ©
Duomo di San Gimignano

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