30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy holiday planner

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Rome
— 3 nights
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Sorrento
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Pisa
— 3 nights
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Bologna
— 4 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 1 night
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Rome

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, and other attractions you added.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary maker site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Rome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Piazza del Plebiscito, Galleria Borbonica and Galleria Umberto I.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Naples sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. You will leave for Sorrento on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo della Carta and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Popular historic sites such as St Francis Church and Convent and Termopolio di Vetuzio Placido are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Sorrento to Amalfi to see Valle delle Ferriere about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, stop by Gaja Srl, get engrossed in the history at Museobottega della Tarsialignea, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento travel route planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Naples in December, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Sorrento

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza della Signoria. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo. It doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Stibbert Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence attractions planner.

Take a train from Sorrento to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Florence. You will leave for Pisa on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Pisa

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Let the collections at Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci and Palazzo Blu capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Torre Guinigi in Lucca (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele in Borgo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, explore the ancient world of Terme di Nerone, and make a trip to San Piero a Grado.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bologna.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bologna

— 4 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine. Escape the urban bustle at Torre Prendiparte and Associazione Vitruvio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Ferrara (Museo di Casa Romei & Ferrara Cathedral). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ducati Museum, steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano, get your bearings at International museum and library of music, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Archeologico.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pisa to Bologna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in December, expect Bologna to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto, wander the streets of Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then make a trip to Campo Santa Margherita, then steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Venice, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Marino, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Novecento.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Museum-lovers will get to explore Palazzo Doria Pamphilj and Villa Farnesina. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme. See some other sides of Rome: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Prassede, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.