31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Orvieto
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Trento
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Il Piccolo, Food Tours of Rome and The Roman Food Tour. Get in touch with nature at Grotte di Pietrasecca and Grotte Dell'Arco. Stanze di Raffaello and Vatican Necropolis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Spas (in Fiuggi), Anagni (Centro Storico di Anagni, Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni, &more) and Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, explore the ancient world of Necropoli di Tarquinia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Louisville, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours

Side Trips

Orvieto

— 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Caffe Barrique as well as Teatro Mancinelli. On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Palazzo Soliano, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto, then learn about winemaking at Enoteca Al Duomo, then see a show at Teatro Mancinelli, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Caffe Barrique. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palazzo Coelli, do a tasting at Tenuta Le Velette, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovenale, then admire the masterpieces at Church of Saint Agostino, then see the interesting displays at Museo Delle Maioliche Medievali e Rinascimentali Orvietane, and finally stop by Il Negozietto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orvieto trip maker tool.

Drive from Rome to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nightlife

Side Trips

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Teatro Lyrick Assisi. Let the collections at Palazzo Trinci and Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa Santo Stefano and Cappella Baglioni. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Assisi attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Assisi, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta. Museum-lovers will appreciate Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco and Girolamini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pozzuoli (Rione Terra, Cattedrale di Pozzuoli, &more) and Pompeii (Anfiteatro Romano, House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno, take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture, don't miss a visit to Decumani di Napoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Domenico Maggiore.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planning app.

Drive from Assisi to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Assisi in January; daily highs in Naples reach 56°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Palermo, Sicily

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Villa Niscemi, step into the grandiose world of Castello Utveggio, contemplate the long history of Albero Falcone, then steep yourself in history at Villino Florio, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Malfitano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Comitini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Mercurio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacomba Paleocristiana di Porta d'Ossuna.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palermo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Taormina, Sicily

— 1 night
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.
For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taormina trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Taormina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente, kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, take in the waterfront at Cala Uccello, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, then head outdoors with Mare Morto, and finally don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to Lampedusa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in January, Lampedusa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Abbazia di Nonantola - Museo Benedettino e Diocesano di Arte Sacra will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Torre Prendiparte and Museo Ducati. Step out of Bologna to go to Modena and see Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, see the interesting displays at International museum and library of music, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna travel route site.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. While traveling from Lampedusa, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Bologna, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Venice

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, browse the collection at Museo Querini Stampalia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giacomo di Rialto, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ca' d'Oro.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trento

— 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo del Sas and Area Archeologica Palazzo Lodron. Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore and Palazzo Quetta Alberti-Colico will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Trento: Omkafe (in Arco), Riva Del Garda (Rocca Castle & Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta) and Limone sul Garda (Chiesa di San Benedetto & Chiesa San Rocco). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano Tridentino, make a trip to Mausoleo di Cesare Battisti, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Boccanera, and learn about all things military at Museo Nazionale Storico degli Alpini.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Trento trip itinerary site.

Drive from Venice to Trento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Venice in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Trento, with lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Verona

— 3 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.
Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero and Mura Venete will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona and Arche Scaligere. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Bergamo (Museo di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Cappella Colleoni, &more), Santuario della Madonna del Frassino (in Peschiera del Garda) and Sirmione (Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino & Chiesetta di S. Anna). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nicolis, admire the masterpieces at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and make a trip to Palazzo della Ragione.

Planning Verona trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Trento to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

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.
Shop till you drop at Galleria Sabauda and Mostra Steve Mc Curry. Explore hidden gems such as Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative and Musei Reali. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Orta San Giulio (Piazza Motta & Basilica di San Giulio), Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta (in Asti) and Azienda Vitivinicola Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, see the interesting displays at Museo della Magia, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Colline di Torino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Turin online tour planner.

You can drive from Verona to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.