31 days in Italy & Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in Italy & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Galle, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
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Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Basilica of St. Anthony), Castello Estense (in Ferrara) and Verona (Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Cannaregio, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Venice is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Duomo di Siena. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pitti Palace and Torre del Mangia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, Guardastelle Vineyard, &more), Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni & Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico) and Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Alto). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

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Montecatini Alto
4.5
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Centro Storico
4.9

5
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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Galleria Borbonica. Get in touch with nature at I Faraglioni and Walk Positano by Gabriella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Pompeii (Tempio di Giove Capitolino, Lupanar, &more), Villa San Michele (in Anacapri) and Fornillo (in Positano). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Gennaro, and don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples road trip planning site.

Getting from Florence to Naples by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations (in Soriano nel Cimino). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, admire the striking features of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel route planning tool.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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Pantheon
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Vatican Museums
4.2

3
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Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Galle Fort and Hikkaduwa Beach. Get outdoors at Bentota Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Galle with an excursion to Mirissa Beach in Mirissa--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle visit planner.

You can fly from Rome to Galle in 18.5 hours. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Rome to Galle due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rome in October: highs in Galle hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ella holiday builder website.

Getting from Galle to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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Geologic Formation
Ella Rock
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Zipline
Zipline
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2
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Day Gem Tours and then take the plunge with ZRI Adventures.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colombo trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Colombo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Safari
Safaris
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Skydiving
ZRI Adventures
5.0

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