40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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40 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Salerno
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
3
Positano
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Verona
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Venice
— 8 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Chandigarh

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Escape the urban bustle at Catacombe di San Callisto and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip tool .

Chandigarh, India to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chandigarh to Rome is minus 4 hours. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Salerno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

5
nights
Salerno

Salerno ©
While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Pompeii Archaeological Park and Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata will appeal to history buffs. Head to Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ceramica D'Urso Vietrifor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Oasi Valle della Caccia (in Senerchia), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L. (in Tramonti). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito, get to know the fascinating history of Il Vecchio Centro Storico di Romagnano al Monte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di castiglione, and do some two-wheel cruising with Amalfi Bike Rental - Day Rentals.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salerno trip planner .

Getting from Rome to Salerno by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Salerno, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vietri sul Mare, Maiori, Oasi Valle della Caccia, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L.
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Sol’Art Ceramiche ©
Sol’Art Ceramiche
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

5
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela or Miniaci Art Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, & more), Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Minori (Liquorificio Mansi Carlo & Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, and kick back and relax at Fornillo.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Positano day trip website .

You can ride a ferry from Salerno to Positano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Positano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ravello, Minori, Amalfi, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Il Gusto della Costa
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi and Centro Storico are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at B.A.T. Assisi and Libreria Marco Zubboli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco), Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio (in Mercatello) and Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, shop like a local with Assisi Galleria 6C, and savor the flavors at Azienda Agraria Guerrieri.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Assisi visit planner .

Getting from Positano to Assisi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Positano in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Assisi, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Azienda Agraria Guerrieri, Vineria del Carmine, Cartoceto Centro Storico
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Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Pitti Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Radda in Chianti (Castello di Monterinaldi & Castello di Volpaia), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and view the masterpieces at M.G. Design.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence journey maker tool .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Radda in Chianti, Castello del Trebbio, Guardastelle Vineyard
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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
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 outdoors at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family and King Rock arrampicata. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondazione Bisazza and Casa di Giulietta. Step out of Verona to go to Calmasino and see Villa Calicantus, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, learn about winemaking at Bertani, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Mosconi Bertani.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Calicantus, Fondazione Bisazza
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Fondazione Bisazza ©
Fondazione Bisazza
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and St. Mark's Square. Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Venetian Lagoon. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio, Chiesa degli Eremitani, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and take a stroll through Cannaregio.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice visit site .

You can take a bus from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Padua
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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