30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Rome
— 3 nights
train:  1 h 30 min
2
Frosinone
— 2 nights
train:  2 h
3
Rome
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Siena
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
5
Radda in Chianti
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h
6
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  1 h 30 min
7
Castiglione Dei Pepoli
— 2 nights
train:  1 h
8
Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Mantua
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Milan
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
11
Como
— 2 nights
ferry:  1 h 30 min
12
Bellano
— 1 night
train:  2 h
13
Tirano
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
14
Milan
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
15
Rome
— Few hours
Fly:  14 h
End: Johannesburg

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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome online attractions planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Rome is minus 1 hour. In April, Rome is little chillier than Johannesburg - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Frosinone.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

2
nights
Frosinone

Frosinone
Frosinone is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, the administrative seat of the province of Frosinone. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Frosinone travel route planning website .

Getting from Rome to Frosinone by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Frosinone can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Frosinone

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

1
night
Rome

Rome
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Frosinone to Rome takes 1.5 hours. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

1
night
Siena

Siena
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Siena trip maker tool .

You can drive from Rome to Siena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Siena are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Radda in Chianti on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

1
night
Radda in Chianti

Radda in Chianti
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Radda in Chianti trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Radda in Chianti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Radda in Chianti

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

5
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Getting from Radda in Chianti to Florence by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Castiglione Dei Pepoli.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

2
nights
Castiglione Dei Pepoli

Castiglione Dei Pepoli
To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Castiglione Dei Pepoli trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Florence to Castiglione Dei Pepoli in an hour. In April in Castiglione Dei Pepoli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Castiglione Dei Pepoli

Parks Historic Sites Nature

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bologna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Castiglione Dei Pepoli to Bologna takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Mantua.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

2
nights
Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mantua trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Bologna to Mantua by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Milan.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Borghetto sul Mincio
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Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova ©
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
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Rotonda di San Lorenzo

3
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.
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip planner .

You can drive from Mantua to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Milan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Como on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

2
nights
Como

Como
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Como trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Milan to Como by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Bellano.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
Bellano

Bellano
Bellano is a comune (municipality) and small town on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located at northern outlet of the Valsassina.The town's main attraction is the Orrido ("gorge" or small canyon) formed through erosion by the river Pioverna before entering the lake, starting from 15 millions year ago. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bellano using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Bellano takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bellano are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tirano.

Things to do in Bellano

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

1
night
Tirano

Tirano
Tirano is a town in Valtellina, located in the province of Sondrio in northern Italy. For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tirano trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bellano to Tirano in 2 hours. Traveling from Bellano in May, things will get slightly colder in Tirano: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Tirano

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Milan

Milan
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tirano to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Tirano in May, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. You will leave for Rome on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

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hours
Rome

Rome
To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Milan to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife

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