29 days in Italy Itinerary

29 days in Italy Itinerary

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29 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  8​h
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Lampedusa
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  3​h 45​min
4
Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Siena
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Glasgow

2
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
On the 10th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Centro Storico Bosa, Head underground at Grotta di Nettuno, then Head underground at Capo Caccia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Maria Pia. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, then delve into the distant past at La Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alghero online itinerary planner .

Glasgow, UK to Alghero is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Alghero. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glasgow in June, with highs in Alghero at 33°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Centro Storico Bosa
Highlights from your plan
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Cala Goloritzè, kick back and relax at Baia di San Gemiliano, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Mariolu. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Lido di Orri and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Luna.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Baunei trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alghero in June since evenings lows in Baunei dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tortoli
Highlights from your plan
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Spiaggia di Cala Luna ©
Spiaggia di Cala Luna

1
night
Lampedusa

Lampedusa ©
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
On the 14th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Santuario di Nostra Signora di Lampedusa, Lampedusa, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Pulcino, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Croce Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Recupero Tartarughe e Fauna Selvatica WWF, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sponges Cala, and finally make a trip to Faro di Capo Grecale.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lampedusa online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Baunei to Lampedusa in 9 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Baunei in June: highs in Lampedusa hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cala Pulcino ©
Cala Pulcino
Cala Croce Beach ©
Cala Croce Beach
Faro di Capo Grecale ©
Faro di Capo Grecale

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.
On the 16th (Tue), go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, then stroll around Villa Comunale, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Playa Sole Luna.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Taormina online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and train from Lampedusa to Taormina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lampedusa in June: highs in Taormina hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

2
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Duomo di Cefalu, steep yourself in history at Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Santa Rosalia, then cruise along Monte Pellegrino, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo.

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

Drive from Taormina to Palermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Cefalu, Castello di Caccamo, Duomo di Monreale
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu
Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Santuario Santa Rosalia
Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo

2
nights
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito lo Capo ©
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Macari and then identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, and then explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta.

Before you visit San Vito lo Capo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In June in San Vito lo Capo, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta, Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico ©
La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monte Cassino and Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro. Step off the beaten path and head to Borgo Medievale di Agropoli and Duomo di Salerno. Venture out of the city with trips to Vesuvius National Park (in Ottaviano) and Paestum Ruins (in Paestum). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Vulcano Solfatara, step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo, contemplate the long history of Underground Naples, and don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from San Vito lo Capo to Naples in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June in Naples, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Paestum Ruins, Monte Cassino, Borgo Medievale di Agropoli, Vulcano Solfatara, Vesuvio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli ©
Borgo Medievale di Agropoli
Monte Cassino ©
Monte Cassino
Gesu Nuovo Church ©
Gesu Nuovo Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Villa Lante, admire the striking features of Palazzo dei Papi, get to know the fascinating history of Civita di Bagnoregio, then make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Orvieto. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Lago di Bolsena, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Orvieto Sotterranea.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orvieto attractions planning site .

You can drive from Naples to Orvieto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in June, Orvieto is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Viterbo, Spas, Lago di Bolsena, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
Villa Lante ©
Villa Lante
Palazzo dei Papi ©
Palazzo dei Papi
Orvieto Sotterranea ©
Orvieto Sotterranea

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nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Visit San Damiano and Basilica of Saint Ubaldo for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Cascata delle Marmore and Grotte di Frasassi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Spoleto (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto & Piazza del Duomo), Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano (in Fabriano) and Basilica di Santa Rita (in Cascia). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Assisi journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spoleto, Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, Basilica di Santa Rita, Cascata delle Marmore, Rocca Paolina
Highlights from your plan
San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Cattedrale di San Rufino ©
Cattedrale di San Rufino

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nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and San Quirico d'Orcia. Visit Castello di Monteriggioni and Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Siena: Historic Centre of San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Eremo Le Celle (in Cortona) and Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and explore the historical opulence of Fortezza di Montalcino.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Montalcino, Abbazia di San Galgano, Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Castello di Monteriggioni, Eremo Le Celle
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Monteriggioni ©
Castello di Monteriggioni
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle

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nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Gradara (in Gradara), Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna) and Castello Estense (in Ferrara). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Altamarea Beach Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Sol, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bologna online tour planner .

Drive from Siena to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mantua, Ravenna, Castello di Gradara, Castello Estense, Altamarea Beach Village
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo ©
Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica di Aquileia and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Cannaregio. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, & more) and Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing website .

Drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Basilica di Aquileia
Highlights from your plan
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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