32 days in Italy Itinerary

32 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
Train
3
Bologna
— 1 night
Fly
4
Palermo
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Naples
— 3 nights
Ferry
6
Anacapri
— 1 night
Taxi
7
Capri
— 4 nights
Ferry
8
Sorrento
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Perugia
— 1 night
Drive
11
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 1 night
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Milan
— 1 night
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Venice

— 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Prato della Valle). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour builder site.

Cardiff, UK to Venice is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Venice is somewhat warmer than Cardiff - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Verona

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally listen to music at Arena di Verona. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Brunelli Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, and then do a tasting at Villa Calicantus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Bologna

— 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bologna journey maker.

You can take a train from Verona to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 6:

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via d'Amelio, then examine the collection at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, then steep yourself in history at Norman Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Palermo trip website.

Fly from Bologna to Palermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Speed Boats Tours (in Salerno), Ravello (Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, Duomo di Ravello, &more) and Pompeii (Temple of Apollo & Villa dei Misteri). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park and engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Anacapri.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Transportation · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:

Anacapri

— 1 night
Anacapri is a comune on the island of Capri, in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy. On the 12th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Carena Lighthouse, hike along Fortini Coastal Walk, Head underground at Blue Grotto, then examine the collection at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino, and finally delve into the distant past at Villa del Damecuta.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Anacapri day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Naples to Anacapri in 1.5 hours. In August in Anacapri, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Capri.

Things to do in Anacapri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Capri

— 4 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Capri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to I Faraglioni, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Belvedere Cannone, and surround yourself with nature on Nesea Capri.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Capri trip planner.

Capri is just a stone's throw from Anacapri. August in Capri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

Sorrento

— 3 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fiordo di Furore (in Furore), Positano (Fornillo, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more) and Torre di Grado (in Praiano). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, make a trip to Fontana sant'Andrea, and cruise along Amalfi Coast.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Sorrento takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Sorrento can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Azienda Agraria Saio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, and finally do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Sorrento to Assisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in August, Assisi is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Perugia.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Perugia

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Collegio del Cambio, then get a dose of the wild on Wild Foods Italy, then admire the masterpieces at Studio Moretti Caselli, and finally learn about winemaking at Vineria del Carmine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Perugia trip itinerary builder site.

Perugia is very close to Assisi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Perugia

Museums · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Poggio Amorelli (in Castellina In Chianti), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip website.

Getting from Perugia to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:

Pisa

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then examine the collection at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro. On the next day, go all around town with Italy Shore Drivers and then learn about winemaking at Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa trip app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pisa, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Genoa

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Palazzo Pastorino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Societa Ippica del Bardigiano and then explore the historical opulence of Incendio del Castello con la Processione Religiosa dei Crocifissi.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Genoa trip app.

You can drive from Pisa to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in August, Genoa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Turin

— 1 night

City of Magic

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.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Anemos - PedalaTo, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Sabauda, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turin trip planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, Turin is slightly colder than Genoa - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

Milan

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip maker.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

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.

Umbria travel guide

4.4
Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Characterized by a landscape of green hills, attractive towns, and World Heritage-listed monuments, Umbria is the only region in the country with neither a coastline nor an international border. Umbria is home to the town of Assisi, a World Heritage Site and a major religious center that houses a number of attractions. Its Franciscan church has one of the world's finest medieval collections of frescos, a must-see on any itinerary here. Umbria is one of Italy's smaller regions, yet what it lacks in size, it more than makes up in the natural beauty of its agricultural lands and quaint villages.