31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

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Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lampedusa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 6 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Drive to Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Alghero, Sardinia

— 2 nights

Little Barcelona

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Escape the urban bustle at Capo Caccia and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Spiaggia di Maria Pia and Spiaggia Mugoni. Go for a jaunt from Alghero to Bosa to see Centro Storico Bosa about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu.

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San Francisco, USA to Alghero is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Alghero. In July, Alghero is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 88°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 4 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Berchida. Get outdoors at Cala Brandinchi and Porto Istana Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Teodoro: Golfo Aranci (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Spiaggia Bianca). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Taverna Beach and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Teodoro day trip planning app.

You can drive from Alghero to San Teodoro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 5 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro and Selinunte Archaeological Park. Take a break from the city and head to Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco and Spiaggia Isuledda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Teatro Greco di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta) and Grotta Mangiapane (in Custonaci). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo trip app.

Fly from San Teodoro to San Vito lo Capo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from San Teodoro in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Vito lo Capo: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lampedusa.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Lampedusa

— 2 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente, then stroll through Cala Pulcino, and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Cala Croce Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Lampedusa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. In July in Lampedusa, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the striking features of Villa Borghese, and make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in July, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Spiaggia Di Sansone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Spiaggia Della Biodola, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Cavoli, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Capanne.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Portoferraio trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Rome to Portoferraio in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in July: highs in Portoferraio hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Pisa and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Escape the urban bustle at Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Angelo's Boat Tours. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more), St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca) and Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari (in Genoa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Portoferraio to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Venice

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Basilica of St. Anthony about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Venice sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.