34 days in Italy Itinerary

34 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Salerno
— 4 nights
2
Rome
— 6 nights
3
Florence
— 4 nights
4
Bologna
— 4 nights
5
Venice
— 3 nights
6
Como
— 4 nights
7
Genoa
— 6 nights

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salerno: Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena (in Atrani), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Villa Rufolo, &more) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, get outside with Cilento, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salerno travel planner.

Boston, USA to Salerno is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salerno when traveling from Boston in September, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Positano, Collegiate Santa Maria Maddalena, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

6
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online journey maker.

You can drive from Salerno to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Scuola di Cucina di Lella, Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Scuola di Cucina di Lella ©
Scuola di Cucina di Lella
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

4
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Ravenna (Mirabilandia, Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), &more), Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe (in Classe) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, see the interesting displays at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bologna are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravenna, Rimini, Mantua, Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, Playa del Sol
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia ©
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Como.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Como

Como ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Como side-trips: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo (in Legnano) and Lido di Lenno (in Lenno). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, walk around Parco di Villa Serbelloni, and don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Como route maker app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Como takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Como

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Varenna, Verbania, Bellagio, Tremezzina, Chiesa di San Giacomo
Highlights from your plan
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

6
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, &more), Riomaggiore (Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, &more) and Vernazza (Sentiero Monterosso - Vernazza, Castello Doria, &more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Manarola, and walk around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Genoa sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Como to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Como in October, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, Santuario della Madonna di Lampedusa, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, English Library, Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo
Highlights from your plan
Cantina Francesco Borgogno ©
Cantina Francesco Borgogno
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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