33 days in Italy & United States Itinerary

33 days in Italy & United States Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tivoli, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sperlonga, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Anzio, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lido di Ostia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maccarese, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle, United States
— 5 nights
Train to West Glacier Amtrak, Taxi to Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Santa Monica, United States
— 1 night
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Bus to Los Angeles, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Bus to Half Dome Village, Taxi to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
Plan a Venice trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Mumbai, India to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Venice. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from Mumbai in August, with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Florence.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Truffle Hunter as well as We Like Tuscany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, see We Like Tuscany, kick back and relax at Easy Living, then get a dose of the wild on The Truffle Hunter, and finally look for gifts at Janniderma.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning website.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

Rome, Italy — 2 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 day by day itinerary now includes Food Tours as well as Ghetto Ebraico. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a stroll through Ghetto Ebraico, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon. On your second day here, kick back and relax at V Lounge Beach Club, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then visit Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. August in Rome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Tivoli.
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Tivoli, Italy — 3 nights

Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Your day by day itinerary now includes Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo, Il Bosso and Villa d'Este. On the 23rd (Thu), trek along with Il Bosso, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo, see the interesting displays at Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni, identify plant and animal life at Ruderi di Camerata Vecchia, then contemplate the long history of Villa d'Este, and finally stroll around Parco Villa Gregoriana. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Villa Adriana, revel in the low prices at Valmontone Outlet, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista ciclabile Paliano – Fiuggi.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tivoli day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rome to Tivoli takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sperlonga.
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Sperlonga, Italy — 1 night

Sperlonga is a coastal town in the province of Latina, Italy, about halfway between Rome and Naples.Surrounding towns include Terracina to the West, Fondi to the North, Itri to the North-East, and Gaeta to the East.HistoryLocated near the Via Appia, but also on the edge of the Pontine Marshes, Roman "Spelunca" (Latin for cave or grotto) was only known for the grotto on the coast, after which it was named. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Fossanova, Head underground at Grotte di Falvaterra, see the interesting displays at Comprensorio Archeologico Minturnae, then look for gifts at Il Molo Gelateria, and finally kick back and relax at Lido 300 Gradini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Del Circeo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sperlonga trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tivoli to Sperlonga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sperlonga can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Anzio.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Anzio, Italy — 2 nights

Anzio is a city and comune on the coast of the Lazio region of Italy, about 51km south of Rome.Well known for its seaside harbour setting, it is a fishing port and a departure point for ferries and hydroplanes to the Pontine Islands of Ponza, Palmarola and Ventotene. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale di Tor Caldara, make a trip to Torre Astura, stroll around Giardino di Ninfa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa del Martirio di Santa Maria Goretti, and finally kick back and relax at Rivazzurra S.R.L.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo del Cioccolato Antica Norba, step into the grandiose world of Castello Caetani, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Valvisciolo, then explore the activities along Lago di Fogliano, then see the interesting displays at Museo dello sbarco di Anzio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Romana Alla Pineta Della Campana.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anzio day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sperlonga to Anzio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Anzio, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lido di Ostia.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Lido di Ostia, Italy — 2 nights

On the 29th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale Di S. Aurea and then delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo' di Bari, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico Lavinium, look for gifts at Il Castello di Avalon, then cool off at Stabilimento La Bicocca, and finally stroll through Battistini Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lido di Ostia trip planner.

You can drive from Anzio to Lido di Ostia in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Maccarese.
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Maccarese, Italy — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Maccarese travel route planning app.

Maccarese is just a short distance from Lido di Ostia. In August in Maccarese, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. You'll set off for Seattle on the 1st (Sat).
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Seattle, United States — 5 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Seahurst Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Picnic Point Park (in Edmonds), Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls) and Tolmie State Park (in Olympia). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, identify plant and animal life at Lake Wilderness Arboretum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seattle visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Maccarese to Seattle with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Maccarese in September: highs in Seattle hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park, United States — 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall, then get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, look for gifts at The Polebridge Mercantile, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally hike along Goat Lick Overlook.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 16 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, Glacier National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas, United States — 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum, then examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in September, expect Las Vegas to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica, United States — 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): wander the streets of Rodeo Drive, then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Santa Monica in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park, United States — 3 nights

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Get outdoors at Tioga Pass and Olmsted Point. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.
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Carmel, United States — 1 night

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 15th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, and finally stop by The Cheese Shop.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel online itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Carmel. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Sun), wander the streets of Union Square, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation website.

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back 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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United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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California travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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