33 days in Italy Itinerary

33 days in Italy Itinerary

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Varenna
— 5 nights
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Sorrento
— 5 nights
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Venice
— 7 nights

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Varenna

Varenna ©
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varenna: Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico), Bellagio (Borgo di Pescallo, Museo degli Strumenti per la Navigazione, &more) and Como Lake Paragliding (in Gera Lario). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Val di Mello, take in the awesome beauty at Valchiavenna, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Varenna holiday website.

New York City, USA to Varenna is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Varenna when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Como Lake Paragliding ©
Como Lake Paragliding
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi
La Punta Spartivento ©
La Punta Spartivento

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Milan

Milan ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Galleria Campari (in Sesto San Giovanni). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Milan travel tool.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Milan sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

3
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Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, Aquarium of Genoa, &more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, get outside with Cinque Terre Trails, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

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Traveling by car from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours ©
Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

5
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Florence

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (San Francesco, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Rome

Rome ©

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, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome route tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Sorrento.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

5
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Sorrento

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: Positano (Il Sentiero Degli Dei, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more), Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri & Pompeii Archaeological Park) and Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more). Dedicate the 28th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, get engrossed in the history at MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, make a trip to Corso Italia, and look for gifts at LINOMANIA.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sorrento, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Venice

Venice ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more), PDC Cartizze (in Valdobbiadene) and Verona (Via Mazzini, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Venice holiday builder website.

Fly from Sorrento to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in September, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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