33 days in Italy Itinerary

33 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Varenna
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Varenna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mazzorbo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Margherita Ligure
— 3 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Capri
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Praiano
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Positano
— 4 nights
Drive
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Locorotondo
— 2 nights
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Varenna

— 2 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, and finally view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Anglican Church of the Ascension, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Giorgio.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Varenna vacation builder site.

London, UK to Varenna is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Varenna, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Varenna to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mazzorbo.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Mazzorbo

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Sun), stop by New Arte Fuga - Glass Factory, don't miss a visit to Parrocchia San Martino Vescovo, contemplate the long history of Il Campanile Storto, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Merletto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Caterina, stroll around Parco San Giuliano, and then take in the views from Ponte del Diavolo.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mazzorbo day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Varenna to Mazzorbo with the Route module. In July in Mazzorbo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Mazzorbo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Bologna

— 3 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe), Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia & Basilica San Vitale) and Bagno Egisto 38 (in Viserba). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, walk around Parco di San Michele in Bosco, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mazzorbo to Bologna with the Route module. July in Bologna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Margherita Ligure.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Santa Margherita Ligure

— 3 nights
Santa Margherita Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 35km southeast of Genoa, in the Tigullio traditional area.Santa Margherita Ligure borders the following municipalities: Camogli, Portofino, Rapallo.It has a port, used for both tourism and fishing activities. Venture out of the city with trips to Sestri Levante (Baia del Silenzio & Esplorazioni a Vela), Centro Storico (in Chiavari) and Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montallegro (in Rapallo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Ente Parco di Portofino, take a stroll through Santa Margherita Ligure, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Margherita d'Antiochia - Santuario di Nostra Signora della Rosa, and contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Margherita Ligure trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bologna to Santa Margherita Ligure in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bologna in July: highs in Santa Margherita Ligure hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Santa Margherita Ligure

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally get great views at View Point Corniglia. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Bar Terza Terra, then hike along Cinque Terre Trails, then get up close to creatures of the deep with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, and finally trek along Cinque Terre footpaths.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cinque Terre travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Santa Margherita Ligure to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Margherita Ligure in July, plan for little chillier nights in Cinque Terre, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Rome in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Pompeii (Pompeii Archaeological Park, House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, stop by Augusto & Luca's Workshop, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sorrento using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Capri

— 4 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, and appreciate the history behind Natural Arch.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Capri trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Praiano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Praiano

— 2 nights
Praiano is a town and comune of the province of Salerno in the Campania region of southwest Italy. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloister del Paradiso, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, admire the local landmark of Fontana sant'Andrea, head outdoors with Amalfi Coast, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, kick back and relax at Spiagge Le Praie, kick back and relax at Marina di Praia Beach, then head outdoors with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Grado.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Praiano trip planner.

Getting from Capri to Praiano by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Praiano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Praiano

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Positano

— 4 nights
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.
Positano is known for beaches, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

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Positano is just a short distance from Praiano. In July, daytime highs in Positano are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Locorotondo.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Locorotondo

— 2 nights
Locorotondo is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, with a population of about 14,000. Explore Locorotondo's surroundings by going to Statua di Domenico Modugno (in Polignano a Mare), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Taranto (Jonian Dolphin Conservation, Castello Aragonese, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicola, wander the streets of Centro Storico Locorotondo, and take in a show at Zoosafari.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Locorotondo visit planner.

Drive from Positano to Locorotondo in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Positano in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Locorotondo, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locorotondo

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Italy travel guide

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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.