31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 2 nights
2
Orvieto
— 2 nights
3
Assisi
— 3 nights
4
Naples
— 3 nights
5
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
6
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
7
Lampedusa
— 1 night
8
Bologna
— 3 nights
9
Venice
— 2 nights
10
Trento
— 3 nights
11
Verona
— 3 nights
12
Turin
— 4 nights

2
nights
Rome

Rome ©
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 Il Piccolo, Food Tours of Rome and The Roman Food Tour. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stanze di Raffaello and Basilica di Santa Prassede. Take a break from the city and head to Colle Aventino and Grotte di Pietrasecca. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Anagni (Centro Storico di Anagni, Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni, &more), Grotte Dell'Arco (in Bellegra) and Spas (in Fiuggi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis, contemplate the long history of Bunker Soratte, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, and admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Louisville, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, L'Aquila, Anagni, Tarquinia, Ancient Rome
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Vatican Necropolis ©
Vatican Necropolis
Necropoli della Banditaccia
Necropoli della Banditaccia
Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni ©

2
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caffe Barrique as well as Teatro Mancinelli. On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Palazzo Soliano, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto, thenlearn about winemaking at Enoteca Al Duomo, thensee a show at Teatro Mancinelli, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Caffe Barrique. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palazzo Coelli, do a tasting at Tenuta Le Velette, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovenale, thenadmire the masterpieces at Church of Saint Agostino, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Delle Maioliche Medievali e Rinascimentali Orvietane, and finally stop by Il Negozietto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orvieto trip maker tool.

Drive from Rome to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Montefiascone, Museo Geologico e delle Frane, Basilica of Saint Christina
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Centro Storico Orvieto
Centro Storico Orvieto
Cattedrale di Santa Margherita ©
Cattedrale di Santa Margherita
Chiesa di San Flaviano ©
Chiesa di San Flaviano

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teatro Lyrick Assisi. Let the collections at Palazzo Trinci and Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa Santo Stefano and Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Nuova.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Spello, Palazzo Trinci
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Azienda Agraria Saio ©
Azienda Agraria Saio
Tili Vini Societa Agricola ©
Tili Vini Societa Agricola
Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum ©
Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta. Museum-lovers will appreciate Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco and Villa Pignatelli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pozzuoli (Rione Terra, Cattedrale di Pozzuoli, &more) and Pompeii (Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, Terme del Foro, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture, don't miss a visit to Decumani di Napoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planning app.

Drive from Assisi to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Assisi in January; daily highs in Naples reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pompeii, Pozzuoli
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2
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Villa Niscemi, step into the grandiose world of Castello Utveggio, contemplate the long history of Albero Falcone, thensteep yourself in history at Villino Florio, thenadmire the natural beauty at Villa Malfitano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Comitini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Chiara, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Mercurio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacomba Paleocristiana di Porta d'Ossuna.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Palermo road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Via delle Absidi
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Villa Niscemi ©
Villa Niscemi
Palazzo Branciforte ©
Palazzo Branciforte
Catacomba Paleocristiana di Porta d'Ossuna ©
Catacomba Paleocristiana di Porta d'Ossuna

1
night
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taormina trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Taormina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Palazzo Ciampoli di Taormina ©
Palazzo Ciampoli di Taormina
Chiesa Sant'Antonio Abate ©
Chiesa Sant'Antonio Abate
Mendolia Beach Club ©
Mendolia Beach Club

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente, kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, take in the waterfront at Cala Uccello, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, thenhead outdoors with Mare Morto, and finally don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to Lampedusa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in January, Lampedusa is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine
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La Tabaccara ©
La Tabaccara
Mare Morto ©
Mare Morto
Archivio Storico Lampedusa ©
Archivio Storico Lampedusa

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Museo per la Memoria di Ustica will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbazia di Nonantola - Museo Benedettino e Diocesano di Arte Sacra and Torre Prendiparte. Step out of Bologna to go to Modena and see Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Ducati, browse the collection at International museum and library of music, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Francesco, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita.

Plan my day in Bologna using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Lampedusa to Bologna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. When traveling from Lampedusa in January, plan for little chillier days in Bologna, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Modena, Museo Ducati, Abbazia di Nonantola - Museo Benedettino e Diocesano di Arte Sacra
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Basilica San Francesco ©
Basilica San Francesco
Museo Ducati ©
Museo Ducati

2
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, browse the collection at Museo Querini Stampalia, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online route planner.

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Padua, Casa del Petrarca, Castello del Catajo, Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, Garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio
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Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo) ©
Castello del Catajo ©
Castello del Catajo
Church of San Pantalon ©
Church of San Pantalon

3
nights
Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Head to Galleria Boccanera and Palazzo Roccabrunafor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Maria Maggiore and Mausoleo di Cesare Battisti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trento: Riva Del Garda (Rocca Castle & Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta), Limone sul Garda (Chiesa di San Benedetto & Chiesa San Rocco) and Omkafe (in Arco). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo del Sas, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Saracini Cresseri, do a tasting at Maso Martis, and get to know the fascinating history of Area Archeologica Palazzo Lodron.

Before you visit Trento, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Venice to Trento in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Trento when traveling from Venice in January, with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Riva Del Garda, Limone sul Garda, Molino Ruatti, Marzadro Distillery, Museo Civico di Rovereto
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Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo del Sas ©
Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo del Sas
Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Santa Maria Maggiore
Molino Ruatti ©
Molino Ruatti

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero and San Fermo Maggiore, Verona will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Cappella Colleoni and Nicolis Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Bergamo (Museo di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Campanone o Torre Civica, &more), Sirmione (Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino & Chiesetta di S. Anna) and Santuario della Madonna del Frassino (in Peschiera del Garda). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at I Portoni della Bra, and make a trip to Palazzo della Ragione.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Verona online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trento to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Bergamo, Bardolino, Sirmione, Torre di San Martino della Battaglia , Le Bignele Winery
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Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero ©
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona ©
San Fermo Maggiore, Verona
Villa Calicantus ©
Villa Calicantus

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Turin

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Shop till you drop at Galleria Sabauda and Mostra Steve Mc Curry. Explore hidden gems such as Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative and Musei Reali. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Orta San Giulio (Piazza Motta & Basilica di San Giulio), Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta (in Asti) and Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, see the interesting displays at Museo della Magia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colline di Torino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Turin online tour planner.

You can drive from Verona to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Orta San Giulio, Venaria Reale, Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta, Azienda Agricola Ca Neuva, Museo della Magia
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Cantina Francesco Borgogno ©
Cantina Francesco Borgogno
Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda ©
Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda

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