22 days in Italy, Norway & Austria Itinerary

22 days in Italy, Norway & Austria Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome visit website.

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Ravello, Italy

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Fornillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello and then admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ravello trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Duomo di Siena about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Ravello to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Como, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Relax by the water at Spiaggia Tranquilla and Spiaggia di Onno. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Turati Centro Nautico Lario (in Argegno) and Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar (in Griante). There's more to do: head outdoors with Sentiero 6 - Valbasca.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Como trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Como in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Como are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

— 3 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 some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Take a break from the city and head to Canal Grande and Like a Venetian. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip app.

Traveling by car from Como to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Oslo, Norway

— 1 night

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Rådhuset, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, and then trek along Nordmarka. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Ostensjovannet Lake, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Oslo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in August: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 27th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), then take in the exciting artwork at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally make a trip to Salzburger Altstadt. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), then explore the galleries of Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg online journey builder.

Fly from Oslo to Salzburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect Salzburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Get some historical perspective at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vienna trip builder app.

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

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.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.