36 days in Italy Itinerary

36 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Ravello
— 5 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 7 nights
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Venice — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua) and Verona (Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Venice is 6 hours. When traveling from Tampa in April, plan for much colder days in Venice, with highs around 21°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ravello.
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Ravello — 5 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get outdoors at Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia di castiglione. Duomo di Ravello and Villa Cimbrone Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Explore Ravello's surroundings by going to Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere, and cruise along Amalfi Coast.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello driving holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Ravello by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Venice in April, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.
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Naples — 5 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Your inner history buff will appreciate Archaeological Park of Paestum and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Forum, &more) and Duomo di Salerno (in Salerno). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, examine the collection at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Naples day trip planning website.

Drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Naples. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Rome — 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Pantheon. Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Eremo delle Carceri are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Porziuncola and Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna) and Montefalco (Wild Foods Italy & Montioni Frantoio e Cantina). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, walk around Mount Subasio, and step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Assisi tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Assisi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Siena — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Siena and Duomo di San Gimignano are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: Podere Il Cocco (in Montalcino), Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, and admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Siena itinerary planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello di Verrazzano (in Greve in Chianti), Corbucci (in Gambassi Terme) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, savor the flavors at Scenic wine tours in Tuscany, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

Planning Florence trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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