35 days in Amsterdam & Italy Itinerary

35 days in Amsterdam & Italy Itinerary

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35 days in Amsterdam & Italy Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Naples, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Matera, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lecce, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Martina Franca, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Vieste, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
8
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland (in Delft) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online sightseeing planner .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Amsterdam at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pompeii Archaeological Park, then steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naples day trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Naples by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get a bit warmer in Naples: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

4
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matera: Cattedrale di Trani (in Trani), Il ponte del diavolo (in Civita) and Castel del Monte (in Andria). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sassi di Matera, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, walk around Parco della Murgia Materana, and admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Matera trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Naples to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Naples in July, plan for little chillier nights in Matera, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cattedrale di Trani, Castel del Monte, La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, Il ponte del diavolo
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino

6
nights
Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lecce: Gallipoli (Centro Storico di Gallipoli, Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli, & more), Agricole Negro Valiani (in Presicce) and Otranto (Baia dei Turchi, Centro Storico Otranto, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Sidereus, Head underground at Grotta della Poesia, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lecce road trip website .

Getting from Matera to Lecce by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lecce are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Martina Franca.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Otranto, Gallipoli, Galatone, Salve, Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
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Circolo Ippico Malepezza ©
Circolo Ippico Malepezza
Centro Storico Otranto ©
Centro Storico Otranto

4
nights
Martina Franca, Italy

Martina Franca ©
Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Martina Franca: Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare) and Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Jonian Dolphin Conservation, learn about winemaking at I Pastini, don't miss a visit to Via XX Settembre, and admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Martina Franca trip maker tool .

You can drive from Lecce to Martina Franca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Martina Franca when traveling from Lecce in July, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Martina Franca

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Jonian Dolphin Conservation, I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Grotte di Castellana, Zoosafari, Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:
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Jonian Dolphin Conservation ©
Jonian Dolphin Conservation
I Pastini ©
I Pastini
L'Acropoli di Puglia ©
L'Acropoli di Puglia

5
nights
Vieste, Italy

Vieste ©
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Vieste side-trips: Peschici (Peschici centro storico & Baia Zaiana), Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (in San Giovanni Rotondo) and Monte Sant'Angelo (Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo & Foresta Umbra). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Vieste Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Pizzomunno, Head underground at Motobarca Desiree Grotte Marine di Vieste, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Portonuovo.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vieste trip builder .

Traveling by car from Martina Franca to Vieste takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vieste when traveling from Martina Franca in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Vieste

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Peschici, Monte Sant'Angelo, Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:
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Baia Zaiana ©
Baia Zaiana
Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo ©
Peschici centro storico ©
Peschici centro storico

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Amalfi), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). See even more of Naples: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, get to know the fascinating history of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, and explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Naples vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vieste to Naples by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Vieste in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Naples, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Paestum Ruins, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

3
nights
Rome, Italy

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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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