30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Florence
— 4 nights
Train
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Turin
— 4 nights
Fly to Naples, Ferry to Capri
4
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ischia, Taxi to Forio
5
Forio, Isola d'Ischia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Municipio, Fly to Catania
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Taormina, Sicily
— 4 nights
Drive
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Agrigento, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trapani, Sicily
— 2 nights
Ferry
9
Isola di Favignana
— 3 nights
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Rome

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Piazza del Popolo will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Villa d'Este (in Tivoli). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, contemplate the long history of Terme di Caracalla, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning site.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in August, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Biblioteca Piccolomini and Centro Storico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Torre del Mangia (in Siena) and Pisa (Battistero di San Giovanni & Duomo di Pisa). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Perseus Statue, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip maker website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Turin

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kids will enjoy Sacra di San Michele and Parco del Valentino. Step out of Turin with an excursion to Reggia di Venaria Reale in Venaria Reale--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza Vittorio Veneto, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turin online travel planner.

Getting from Florence to Turin by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere di Migliara, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then make a trip to I Faraglioni, and finally stop by Eco Capri. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, stroll through Monte Solaro, then get great views at Belvedere Cannone, and finally take a memorable drive along Via Krupp.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Capri travel website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Turin to Capri takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Turin in August, things will get a bit warmer in Capri: highs are around 88°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Forio.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Forio, Isola d'Ischia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Di Santa Maria Di Loreto. On your second day here, enjoy the music at Giardini La Mortella and then explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese d'Ischia.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Forio trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Capri to Forio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Forio sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Forio

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trip

Taormina, Sicily

— 4 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Caterina Church and Public Gardens (Parco Duca di Cesar). Kids will enjoy Ceramiche Dell'Artigianato Siciliano Manago and Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taormina: Catania (Monastero dei Benedettini & Piazza Duomo). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile, don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, enjoy the sand and surf at Isola Bella, and pick up some new kitchen skills with La Terrazza di Fefe.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Taormina holiday maker website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Forio to Taormina in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Agrigento.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Agrigento, Sicily

— 3 nights

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Attractions like Monte Cammarata and La Spiaggetta make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repubblica Delle Pergole and Chiesa di San Francesco. Take a break from Agrigento with a short trip to #MeTe - Museo della Memoria e del Territorio in Siculiana, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Scala dei Turchi.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Agrigento online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Taormina to Agrigento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Taormina in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Agrigento: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Trapani.

Things to do in Agrigento

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Trapani, Sicily

— 2 nights

City of Two Seas

Historically known for its importance in salt production, Trapani has gained recognition as an enticing but affordable vacation locale in Sicily.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Tempio di Segesta. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Laboratorio Ceramiche d'Arte - Paola Luisa Amico, then look for gifts at La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico, and then don't miss a visit to Nobiles Officinae.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Trapani trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Agrigento to Trapani in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Agrigento in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Trapani, with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Isola di Favignana.

Things to do in Trapani

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Isola di Favignana

— 3 nights
Once famous for its white tuff shell quarries and tuna can factory--now turned into a museum--Isola di Favignana attracts divers and beachgoers with its jagged coastline rich in coves and caves.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grotte bue marino and L'Arte del Creare. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Capitan Sinagra and Egadi Sea. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Matteo Sercia, look for gifts at Il Bazar Souvenir, browse the exhibits of Ex Stabilimento Florio delle Tonnare di Favignana e Formica, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Rossa.

Before you visit Isola di Favignana, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ride a ferry from Trapani to Isola di Favignana in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Isola di Favignana can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isola di Favignana

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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.