30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cabras, Sardinia
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Ravello
— 1 night
subway + train:  3​h
6
Rome
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Florence
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Verona
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Paris

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Mugoni and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and La Pelosa Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alghero: Santa Trinita di Saccargia (in Codrongianos) and Nuraghe Sant'Antine (in Torralba). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Capo Caccia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia del Sacro Cuore e San Marco, and learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Alghero trip planner .

Paris, France to Alghero is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Alghero hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cabras.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nuraghe Sant'Antine, Basilica di Saccargia, La Pelosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Cabras, Sardinia

Cabras ©
Looking out onto a vast coastline from the southern shore of the lake, Cabras represents an ancient village best known for its rare historical finds that date as far back as the Neolithic times.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Capo San Marco and Maimoni Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia dell'Arco and Sa Mesa Longa. Explore Cabras' surroundings by going to I Gatti di Su Pallosu (in San Vero Milis), S'Archittu (in Cuglieri) and spiaggia di Torre dei Corsari (in Arbus).

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Getting from Alghero to Cabras by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Cabras

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Giovanni di Sinis, San Vero Milis, Spiaggia dell'Arco, spiaggia di Torre dei Corsari, S'Archittu
Highlights from your plan
Sa Mesa Longa ©
Sa Mesa Longa
Spiaggia di Is Arutas ©
Spiaggia di Is Arutas
Spiaggia dell'Arco ©
Spiaggia dell'Arco

2
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get some cultural insight at La Rocca and Tempio di Segesta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Cefalu and Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Palermo: Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo) and Cefalu Coast (in Cefalu).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Palermo itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Cabras to Palermo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro, Tempio di Segesta
Highlights from your plan
Cefalu Coast ©
Cefalu Coast
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro ©
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu

2
nights
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 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Piazza IX Aprile, make a trip to Corso Umberto, stroll through Villa Comunale, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Quattro Fontane di Taormina, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Fischetti, kick back and relax at Lido La Dolce Vita, and then take in the pleasant sights at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Taormina trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Palermo to Taormina by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Taormina

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Fischetti, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale
Corso Umberto ©
Corso Umberto

1
night
Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 15th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, then kick back and relax at Bagni d'Arienzo, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Lido Capo di Conca, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ravello road trip tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Taormina to Ravello in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello

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.
Visit Palatine Hill and Colosseum for their historical value. Galleria Borghese and Vatican Museums will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome travel planner.

Do a combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Cascata delle Marmore. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Orvieto and Museo della Porziuncola. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Chiesa di San Pietro (in Sassoferrato), Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga) and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rome to Assisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cascata delle Marmore, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Chiesa di San Pietro, Grotte di Frasassi, Duomo di Orvieto
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner .

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
nights
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arena di Verona and Scaliger Castle in Malcesine. Step off the beaten path and head to Il Vittoriale degli Italiani and Piazza Bra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Il Santuario di Montecastello (in Tignale), Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) and Mountbaldo (in Malcesine). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo and see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Florence to Verona by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Verona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Malcesine, Grotte di Catullo, Il Santuario di Montecastello, Borghetto sul Mincio, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Highlights from your plan
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine ©
Scaliger Castle in Malcesine
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani ©
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Marco and Doge's Palace. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. July in Venice sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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