31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Turin
— 3 nights
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Genoa
— 3 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Bari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Turin

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Azienda Agricola Ca Neuva and Cascina Sot. Get some cultural insight at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo di Antichita, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu Redentore, admire the striking features of Palazzo Solaro del Borgo, and get to know the fascinating history of Torino Centro Storico.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin visit planner.

New York City, USA to Turin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 50°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Genoa

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Pietro in Banchi and Musei di Nervi - Galleria d'Arte Moderna GAM. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo and Basilica delle Vigne. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Camogli (S. Nicolò di Capodimonte & Basilica Di Santa Maria Assunta). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Siro di Struppa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta di Carignano, examine the collection at Musei di Nervi Wolfsoniana, and admire the landmark architecture of House of Gio Battista Spinola.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Genoa itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Turin to Genoa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in November; daily highs in Genoa reach 61°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto and Museo della Porziuncola. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at San Damiano and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio) and City Centre (in Perugia). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, and steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Assisi attractions planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Assisi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bari.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Bari

— 3 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cattedrale di Trani and Basilica San Nicola. Get a sense of the local culture at Castel del Monte and Centro Storico Locorotondo. Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II (Largo Catuma) (in Andria), Matera (Palombaro Lungo & Cripta del Peccato Originale) and Centro Storico di Monopoli (in Monopoli). There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Trullo Sovrano and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Spirito Santo.

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Fly from Assisi to Bari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Assisi in November, you will find days in Bari are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Galleria Borbonica and Monte Cassino. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catacombe di San Gennaro and Castel dell'Ovo. Step out of Naples with an excursion to Paestum Ruins in Paestum--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, go for a walk through Lungomare Caracciolo, make a trip to Spaccanapoli, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Naples online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bari to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Square and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Villa d'Este (in Tivoli), Necropoli di Tarquinia (in Tarquinia) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and admire the striking features of Villa Borghese.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Museo Nazionale del Bargello are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Centro Storico and Centro Storico di Siena. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Duomo di San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Tenuta Torciano (in Ulignano) and Torre del Mangia (in Siena). There's much more to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Florence online travel route planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Basilica San Vitale and Castello Estense will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Palazzo Te and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Rimini (Arco d'Augusto & The Tiberius Bridge), Castello di Gradara (in Gradara) and Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, and get engrossed in the history at Camera degli Sposi.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Bologna is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Venice

— 5 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.
Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum and Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Santuario Di Barbana Church (in Santuario di Barbana), Grado (I Resti Archeologici Basilica della Corte, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, &more) and Cripta Degli Scavi (in Aquileia). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Caterina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Nazareth - Chiesa degli Scalzi, explore the galleries of Palazzo Grassi, and admire the striking features of Via Garibaldi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Venice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Venice are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.