38 days in Italy Itinerary

38 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Wellington
Train:  37 h
1
Pompeii
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Sorrento
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Rome
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 8 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Wellington

4
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Get out of town with these interesting Pompeii side-trips: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi), Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano) and Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, steep yourself in history at Santa Maria de Olearia, view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, and get outside with Monte Finestra.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pompeii trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Pompeii is an approximately 35-hour train ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Maiori, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Monte Finestra
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

6
nights
Sorrento

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Venture out of the city with trips to Praiano (Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, Spiaggia della Gavitella, &more) and Positano (Tennis Al Settimo Piano, Sea Living, &more). Dedicate the 29th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: stop by Theodora Moda Positano, relax in the rural setting at Azienda Agricola la Sorgente, don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Sorrento trip planner.

You can drive from Pompeii to Sorrento in an hour. Other options are to take a subway; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sorrento are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Praiano, Positano
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Grotte di Suppraiano ©
Grotte di Suppraiano
Sea Living ©
Sea Living

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or take a bus. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Montioni Frantoio e Cantina (in Montefalco) and Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria (in Perugia). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, see the interesting displays at Mostra Permanente degli Antichi Mestieri e della Civilta Contadina, and learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Assisi tour builder tool.

Drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in May, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Montioni Frantoio e Cantina, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria
Highlights from your plan
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Eremo delle Carceri ©
Eremo delle Carceri

5
nights
Florence

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Dedicate the 16th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence trip app.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Room Escape Games, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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