31 days in New York City, Italy & Malta Itinerary

31 days in New York City, Italy & Malta Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Valletta, Malta
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New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Bronx Zoo. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Coney Island in Brooklyn, approximately Brooklyn away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, walk around The High Line, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City online day trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to New York City due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice travel route planning site.

Fly from New York City to Venice in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Verona, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, then enjoy some music at Arena di Verona, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Verona planner.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bellagio) and Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at S. Giovanni Battista, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and see La Casa Maledetta.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kids will enjoy Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Leaning Tower of Pisa. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planning tool.

Take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will enjoy Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and stop by Trastevere.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 12:

Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kids will enjoy Fornillo and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Positano (Ceramiche Maria Grazia, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, &more) and Ravello (Ravello - Atrani Walk, Villa Cimbrone Gardens, &more). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naples online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Valletta.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Valletta, Malta

— 4 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Fort Rinella make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), take a leisurely stroll along Valletta Waterfront, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Upper Barrakka Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Valletta trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Valletta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Valletta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valletta

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

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.

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.