30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Fly
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Pompeii
— 1 day
Train
2
Maratea
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Ravello
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
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Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 1 night
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Drive to Ischia, Ferry to Pozzuoli, Drive to Rome
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Rome
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Train
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Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bolzano
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bellagio
— 2 nights
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Como
— 1 night
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Milan
— 2 nights
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Pompeii

— 1 day

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Forum and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii trip itinerary tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Pompeii is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Pompeii, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get cooler in Pompeii: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Maratea.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maratea

— 3 nights
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Buddha Beach and Spiaggia D'i Vranne. Step off the beaten path and head to Arco Magno and Lido Arcobaleno Fiuzzi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maratea: Praia A Mare (Grotta Azzurra & Lido Yellow Boat). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lido Calypso, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Secca, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Marina of Maratea.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Maratea online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Maratea takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Maratea

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ravello

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then steep yourself in history at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally cool off at Fornillo.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello day trip planner.

Drive from Maratea to Ravello in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Ravello sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
On the 7th (Tue), stroll through I Faraglioni, admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto, then cast your line with Ciro Capri Boats, then kick back and relax at Marina Grande Beach, and finally get outside with Le Ondine Beach Club. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Grotta di Matromania, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Grande Public Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, and finally don't miss a visit to Via Longano.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Capri day trip site.

Getting from Ravello to Capri by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Capri are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 1 night
On the 9th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at Giardini Poseidon Terme, then contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Soccorso.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Forio day trip planning tool.

Getting from Capri to Forio by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Forio

Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, and then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Forio to Rome takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Forio in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Rome, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Siena

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Siena trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Siena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Museums

Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Bologna

— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Altamarea Beach Village and Bagno Egisto 38. Visiting Papeete Beach and Spiaggia Carmen 67 will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Lido delle Sirene (in Cattolica), Bagno Sauro 286 (in Milano Marittima) and Bagno 2000 (in Lido di Classe). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Bagno Pietro 37 and stroll through Bagno Mario 52.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bologna trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bologna are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Giorgio Maggiore and Food Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazza San Marco and Cannaregio. Next up on the itinerary: visit Dorsoduro, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Venice day trip app.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lago di Garda, then see where the action happens at Arena di Verona, and then make a trip to Piazza Bra.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona route maker tool.

You can drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Verona

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Bolzano

— 3 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Get some cultural insight at Merano Centro Storico and Santuario di San Romedio. Step off the beaten path and head to I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff and Pirchhof Lamas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bolzano: Tappeiner Promenade (in Merano), Canyon Rio Sass (in Fondo) and Castel Thun (in Ton). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bolzano online trip builder.

You can drive from Verona to Bolzano in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bolzano, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bellagio.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellagio

— 2 nights

Pearl of Lake Como

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stop by Profumeria Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, and finally stroll through I Giardini di Villa Melzi. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vezio, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla.

You can plan Bellagio trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Bellagio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Como

— 1 night

City of Silk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Villa Olmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then steep yourself in history at Porta Torre, and finally kick back and relax at Lido di Montorfano.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Como trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bellagio to Como in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Milan

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Leolandia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip builder tool.

Drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Milan are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Province of Salerno travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Landmarks
Salerno is a city and comune in Campania (south-western Italy) and is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city is divided into three distinct zones: the medieval sector, the 19th century sector and the more densely populated post-war area, with its several apartment blocks.Salerno was an independent Lombard principality, Principality of Salerno, in the early Middle Ages. During this time, the Schola Medica Salernitana, the first medical school in the world, was founded. In the 16th century, under the Sanseverino family, among the most powerful feudal lords in southern Italy, the city became a great centre of learning, culture and the arts, and the family hired several of the greatest intellectuals of the time. Later, in 1694, the city was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes and plagues. After a period of Spanish rule which would last until the 18th century, Salerno became part of the Parthenopean Republic.In recent history the city hosted Victor Emmanuel III, the King of Italy, who moved from Rome in 1943 after Italy negotiated a peace with the Allies in World War II, making Salerno the home of the "government of the South" (Regno del Sud) and therefore capital of Italy for some months. Some of the Allied landings during Operation Avalanche (the invasion of Italy) occurred near Salerno. Today Salerno is an important cultural centre in Campania and Italy.

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Isola d'Ischia travel guide

3.9
Thermal Spas · Castles · Beaches
Floating in the Bay of Naples, mountainous Isola d'Ischia boasts a 34 km (21 mi) long coastline. Nearly 6 million tourists vacation on this volcanic island every year, attracted by its famous thermal spas, beaches, and excellent food. The largest of its beachside towns, e Ischia, often called the Green Island, features a temperate climate allowing a range of Mediterranean plants to thrive in the fertile volcanic soil. On the southern side of the island, you'll see palms, cacti, and agave plants. Other places to visit include the almond groves, vineyards, and olive plantations that cover the northern side of Ischia. Farther away from the island's coastline, you can explore villas, gardens, and ancient towers.

Province of Siena travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Wineries & Vineyards · Churches
Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Siena.The historic centre of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site. It is one of the nation's most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscape and the Palio, a horse race held twice a year.HistorySiena, like other Tuscan hill towns, was first settled in the time of the Etruscans (c. 900–400 BC) when it was inhabited by a tribe called the Saina. The Etruscans were a tribe of advanced people who changed the face of central Italy through their use of irrigation to reclaim previously unfarmable land, and their custom of building their settlements in well-defended hill forts. A Roman town called Saena Julia was founded at the site in the time of the Emperor Augustus. Some archaeologists assert that Siena was controlled for a period by a Gaulish tribe called the Senones.According to local legend, Siena was founded by Senius and Aschius, two sons of Remus and thus nephews of Romulus, after whom Rome was named. Supposedly after their father's murder by Romulus, they fled Rome, taking with them the statue of the she-wolf suckling the infants (Capitoline Wolf), thus appropriating that symbol for the town. Additionally they rode white and black horses, giving rise to the Balzana, or coat of arms of Siena with a white band atop a dark band. Some claim the name Siena derives from Senius. Other etymologies derive the name from the Etruscan family name Saina, the Roman family name Saenii, or the Latin word senex "old" or its derived form seneo "to be old".

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