34 days in Italy Itinerary

34 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Positano
— 1 night
Drive
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Amalfi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salerno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maratea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castelmezzano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taranto
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alberobello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Casamassima
— 1 night
Drive
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Polignano a Mare
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bari
— 3 nights

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Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Castel Sant'Elmo. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Pompeii (Lupanar & Terme del Foro). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, contemplate the long history of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiport is Naples International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

Sorrento

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa e Convento di S. Francesco.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sorrento travel planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Capri

— 3 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: get great views at Belvedere Cannone, make a trip to I Faraglioni, Head underground at Red Grotta, and admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Capri online trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Positano

— 1 night
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.
On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get outside with Spiaggia della Gavitella, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally stop by Nana' Positano.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Positano day trip website.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Positano, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Amalfi.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Amalfi

— 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Le Ville di Ravello, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then get great views at Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vicoli, scale e archi, stop by Milleunaceramica, ponder the design of Fontana Cap e Ciuccio, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then get outside with Amalfi Coast, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Amalfi tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Positano to Amalfi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Salerno

— 2 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

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.
On the 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, then head outdoors with Lido Esercito, then delve into the distant past at Paestum Ruins, and finally make a trip to Anfiteatro Romano di Paestum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Salerno, look for gifts at Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally head outdoors with Cilento.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Salerno trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Amalfi to Salerno in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Maratea

— 2 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Marina of Maratea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Island Dino, make a trip to Arco Magno, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Secca, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statua del Cristo Redentore di Maratea.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Maratea online trip builder.

You can drive from Salerno to Maratea in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Castelmezzano.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Castelmezzano

— 3 nights
Castelmezzano is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Castelmezzano: Acerenza (Museo Diocesano & Acerenza Cathedral) and Pietrapertosa (Le Dolomiti Lucane & Castello Saraceno). There's still lots to do: stop by Volo dell'Angelo, contemplate the long history of Campomaggiore Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Le Sette Pietre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell'Olmo.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Castelmezzano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Maratea to Castelmezzano takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Castelmezzano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Taranto

— 2 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ex Convento di S Francesco, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Master Wave, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto, and finally look for gifts at Biscottificio Artigianale Prodotti Tipici Pugliesi. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Corso Due Mari, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Archeologico, take in the views from Ponte Girevole, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Taranto day trip website.

Traveling by car from Castelmezzano to Taranto takes 2 hours. In August in Taranto, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Taranto

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 2:

Lecce

— 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Centro Storico Otranto (in Otranto) and Circolo Ippico Malepezza (in Sant'Andrea). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Centro Storico, Lecce, admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Celestini, explore the world behind art at Museo Mostra La Tana della Taranta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lecce attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Taranto to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lecce, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alberobello.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

Alberobello

— 3 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Alberobello is known for museums, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, learn about winemaking at I Pastini, and examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alberobello itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lecce to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Casamassima.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

Casamassima

— 1 night
Casamassima is a town and comune in the province of Bari, in Apulia, southern Italy.The town is located inland from the Italian coastline, thrives and is built on agriculture, primarily that of wine, olives and almond production.Casamassima can be found in the Bari Province of the Apulian region in the Southern Zone of Italy. On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Bar Libreria Macondo.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Casamassima trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alberobello to Casamassima by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Casamassima can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Polignano a Mare.

Things to do in Casamassima

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Polignano a Mare

— 3 nights
Polignano a Mare is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, located on the Adriatic Sea. Change things up with these side-trips from Polignano a Mare: Castello Dentice di Frasso di Carovigno (in Carovigno) and Ostuni (Cathedral of Ostuni & Centro Storico). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lama Monachile.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Polignano a Mare online road trip planner.

Drive from Casamassima to Polignano a Mare in an hour. In September in Polignano a Mare, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Polignano a Mare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Bari

— 3 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Explore Bari's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani), Castello Svevo di Barletta (in Barletta) and Andria (Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni & Castel del Monte). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, steep yourself in history at Piazza dell'Odegitria, get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bari journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Polignano a Mare to Bari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bari can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.