31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

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31 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + train:  25​h
1
Naples
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rome
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
4
Bologna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Venice
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Genoa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Turin
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
8
Taormina, Sicily
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Adelaide

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galleria Borbonica and Underground Naples. Step off the beaten path and head to Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli and Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Castello Aragonese d'Ischia (in Ischia), Capri (I Faraglioni & Giardini di Augusto) and Villa San Michele (in Anacapri). There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Naples online travel planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Naples is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Adelaide in March, with highs in Naples at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Capri, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Villa San Michele
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Civita di Bagnoregio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santo Stefano di Sessanio and Villa Borghese. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica), Villa d'Este (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip site .

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Civita di Bagnoregio, Villa d'Este, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Duomo di Orvieto, Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Highlights from your plan
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica ©
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico and Abbazia di San Galgano. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Torre del Mangia (in Siena), Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano) and Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Duomo di Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano

3
nights
Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palazzo Te and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Modena and Castello Estense. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bologna: Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua), Castello di Gradara (in Gradara) and Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia & Basilica San Vitale). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca and steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bologna online attractions planner .

Getting from Florence to Bologna by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Bologna are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mantua, Ravenna, Castello Estense, Duomo di Modena, Castello di Gradara
Highlights from your plan
Castello Estense ©
Castello Estense
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Castello di Gradara ©
Castello di Gradara

4
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Museo di Castelvecchio. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Piazza Bra & Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore), Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica di Sant’Antonio) and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico (in Trieste). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Campo del Ghetto.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico
Highlights from your plan
Campo del Ghetto ©
Campo del Ghetto
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

4
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Portovenere and Boccadasse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Cremona and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Get out of town with these interesting Genoa side-trips: Santa Margherita Ligure (in Santa Margherita Ligure) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, learn about winemaking at Cantina Morino, don't miss a visit to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Genoa trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Venice to Genoa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Venice in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Santa Margherita Ligure, Cathedral of Cremona, Portovenere, Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure
Cathedral of Cremona ©
Cathedral of Cremona

4
nights
Turin

Turin ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Step off the beaten path and head to La Citta Alta and Palazzo Reale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area (in Breuil-Cervinia), Aosta (Teatro Romano & Mura di Aosta) and Castello di Fenis (in Fenis). There's more to do: make a trip to Piazza San Carlo and take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turin itinerary planner .

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Genoa in March, things will get little chillier in Turin: highs are around 11°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aosta, Basilica of Superga, Forte di Bard, La Citta Alta, Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Castello di Fenis ©
Castello di Fenis
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano

2
nights
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll around Villa Comunale, get to know the fascinating history of Via Teatro Greco, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally go for a walk through Piazza IX Aprile.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Taormina route planning app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Turin to Taormina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Turin in March, expect Taormina to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Taormina

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Piazza IX Aprile ©
Piazza IX Aprile
Villa Comunale ©
Villa Comunale

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