30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Canazei
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h 30​min
6
Ravello
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Alberobello
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Matera
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
9
Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Palermo, Sicily
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
11
Arzachena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Cagliari
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Alghero
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
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.
You've added Campo Santa Margherita, Ente Gondola, Piazza San Marco, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico di Venezia and Torre dell'Orologio. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice vacation planner .

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Venice is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canazei.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Canazei

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lago di Molveno, Lago di Caldonazzo, Karersee, and other attractions you added.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Canazei visit planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Canazei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Canazei sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Canazei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cima della Rosetta, Lago di Molveno, Lago di Sorapiss, Lago di Braies, Seceda
Highlights from your plan
Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Tre Cime di Lavaredo ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Villa Reale, Arco della Pace, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and other attractions. On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arco della Pace.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner .

Drive from Canazei to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Villa Reale
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Arco della Pace ©
Arco della Pace

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You've now added Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Borgo Storico di Manarola. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Vernazza, take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Shopping Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
View Point Corniglia ©
View Point Corniglia

3
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 Giardino degli Aranci, Villa Doria Pamphilj, Villa Borghese, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and La Pieta. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday website .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Rome by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amalfi Coast to Capri Boat Excursion as well as Cloister del Paradiso.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Amalfi
Highlights from your plan
Ravello - Atrani Walk ©
Ravello - Atrani Walk
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

few
hours
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, wander the streets of Rione Aia Piccola, and then admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alberobello vacation planner .

You can drive from Ravello to Alberobello in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Alberobello when traveling from Ravello in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rione Aia Piccola ©
Rione Aia Piccola
Trullo Sovrano ©
Trullo Sovrano

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You've now added Sassi di Matera to your itinerary.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Matera using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Matera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Catania.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera

3
nights
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aci Trezza, Isola Lachea and Mt Etna. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Fontana di Proserpina. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna, make a trip to Palazzo degli Elefanti, then appreciate the history behind Fontana dell'Elefante, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Collegiata.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Catania route maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Matera to Catania in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aci Castello, Aci Trezza
Highlights from your plan
Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Castello Normanno
Castello Normanno

1
night
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You've added Norman Palace, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Antico Stabilimento Balneare di Mondello, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocca di Cefalu, admire the striking features of Antico Stabilimento Balneare di Mondello, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Mondello, and finally don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Arzachena.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Highlights from your plan
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

1
night
Arzachena

Arzachena ©
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vigne Surrau as well as Porto Cervo. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the waterfront activity at Porto Cervo and then learn about winemaking at Vigne Surrau.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arzachena holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Palermo to Arzachena takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cagliari.

Things to do in Arzachena

Parks Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Porto Cervo ©
Porto Cervo
Vigne Surrau ©
Vigne Surrau

4
nights
Cagliari

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Castello di Bosa, Spiaggia di Is Arutas, Su Nuraxi, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Sella del Diavolo and Quartiere Castello. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Poetto.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cagliari itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arzachena to Cagliari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Alghero.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Is Arutas, Castello di Bosa, Area Archeologica di Nora, Su Nuraxi, Pan di Zucchero
Highlights from your plan
Parco della Giara Tuili ©
Parco della Giara Tuili
Su Nuraxi ©
Su Nuraxi
Area Archeologica di Nora ©
Area Archeologica di Nora

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day
Alghero

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shardana - Escursioni nel Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara as well as Capo Caccia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): Head underground at Capo Caccia and then see the top attractions with Shardana - Escursioni nel Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alghero trip itinerary app .

Drive from Cagliari to Alghero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Alghero sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alghero

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Shardana - Escursioni nel Parco Nazionale dell'Asinara
Highlights from your plan
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia

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