19 days in Italy Itinerary

19 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Como
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
5
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
6
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 1 night
Drive
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Ravello
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip planning website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Venice is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Venice due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in June, with highs in Venice at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Como

— 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Orta and Isola Madre. Visit Palazzo Borromeo and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese (in Varese), Chiesa di Santo Stefano degli Appestati (in Rovato) and Comunita Monastica Ss. Trinita (in Dumenza). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Como road trip planning site.

Getting from Venice to Como by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Milan

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at I Navigli, pause for some photo ops at Arco della Pace, then take an in-depth tour of Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Vie.

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You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Milan, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Fannys Bazar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, then trek along Levanto to Monterosso Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Bar Alga, and finally trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. On the next day, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, then head outdoors with Beach Bar Stella Marina, then grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Corniglia.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Cinque Terre in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:

Pisa

— 1 night
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 1st (Thu): admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, then stroll the grounds of Camposanto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pisa tour planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 1 night
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 2nd (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Di Sansone, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portoferraio trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Pisa to Portoferraio by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Portoferraio can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally steep yourself in history at Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Florence in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Positano

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Positano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Positano takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Florence in July, Positano is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Ravello

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then make a trip to Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, then head outdoors with Amalfi Coast, and finally stroll through Spiaggia di castiglione.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ravello road trip planning site.

Drive from Positano to Ravello in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ravello can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.