32 days in Italy Itinerary

32 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
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Pisa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cerchiara di Calabria
— 1 night
Drive
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Pompeii
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Naples
— 3 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Visiting Canal Grande and Bibione Spiaggia will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Basilica of St. Anthony (in Padua) and Piazza dei Signori (in Vicenza). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Detroit, USA to Venice is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vernazza and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get in touch with nature at Baia del Silenzio and Spiaggia di Fegina. Venture out of the city with trips to Hike the Punta Manara (in Sestri Levante) and Castello di Bardi (in Bardi). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, do a tasting at Terra di Bargon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and hike along Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Cinque Terre in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. June in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Pisa

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bagno Stella Focette and Bagno Eva. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portovenere and Piaggio Museum. Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to Centro Storico del Paese di Tellaro (in Tellaro) and Livorno (Costiera di Calafuria & Papaveri). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Borgo Stretto, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci, and see the interesting displays at Palazzo Blu.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pisa journey builder tool.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella and Davide Cerasi Leather Boutique. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Castello di Verrazzano for their historical value. When in Florence, make a side trip to see The Mall in Leccio, approximately Leccio away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, stop by Janniderma, and hit all the best shops with Florence Shop 4 It.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Civico Archeologico delle Acque and Palazzo Piccolomini. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Castello Monterinaldi. Explore Siena's surroundings by going to Montepulciano (De' Ricci & Cantina Fattoria della Talosa), Cathedral (in Pienza) and San Gimignano (Piazza del Duomo & Torre Grossa). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, identify plant and animal life at Crete Senesi, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Studio di Adelina Quadri, and explore the historical opulence of Palazzo della Corgna - Palazzo Ducale.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Florence to Siena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rome

— 4 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 discover tucked-away gems like Church of St. Louis of the French and Riserva Naturale Regionale Macchiatonda. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Riva di Polline (in Trevignano Romano) and Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take a stroll through Trastevere, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning site.

Drive from Siena to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Cerchiara di Calabria.

Things to do in Rome

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cerchiara di Calabria

— 1 night
Cerchiara di Calabria is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza, part of the Calabria region of southern Italy.Located in the Pollino National Park, Cercharia occupies the ancient site of Arponium in Magna Graecia, later known as Circlarium. On the 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at Lido Playa del Sol, then step into the grandiose world of Castle, then sample the fine beverages at Liquore Moliterno Altomonte, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo delle Icone e della Tradizione Bizantina, then stop by Profumeria La Maison de Paris..I, then head outdoors with La playa del sol, and finally stop by Il Gallo al Grill.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cerchiara di Calabria online travel planner.

You can drive from Rome to Cerchiara di Calabria in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pompeii.

Things to do in Cerchiara di Calabria

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Pompeii

— 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fornillo and Spiaggia Grande. Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Ravello. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pompeii: Amalfi (Museo della Carta & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Ceramica Assunta (in Positano) and Piccadilly Ceramics (in Conca dei Marini). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, get a taste of the local shopping with Ravello Arte, and explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pompeii trip maker tool.

Drive from Cerchiara di Calabria to Pompeii in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pompeii are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 4 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa San Michele and La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scala Fenicia (Phoenician Steps) and Museo Ignazio Cerio. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, stop by Ceramiche Tavassi, get outside with Capri Rent Boats, and get active on the water at Capri Whales di Wendy.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Pompeii to Capri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Capri, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Transportation

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 3rd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Spaccanapoli, wander the streets of Casertavecchia, get some fabulous bargains at La Reggia Designer Outlet, then buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Commerciale Campania, and finally browse the exhibits of The Neapolis Buried.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples day trip planning app.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Naples in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Naples

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.