33 days in Italy Itinerary

33 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Venice Marco Polo Airport
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bologna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 6 nights
Train
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Rome
— 5 nights
Train
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Naples
— 4 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Lido di Venezia to see Lido about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Venice vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Jacksonville, USA to Venice is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Venice. Traveling from Jacksonville in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Verona

— 4 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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Quinzano, hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Verona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Milan

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Milan is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planner.

Drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nightlife

Bologna

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica San Vitale, &more) and Italy in Miniature (in Rimini). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Comunale.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna road trip planning app.

Getting from Milan to Bologna by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Florence

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Piazza dei Miracoli). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip site.

You can drive from Bologna to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome tour planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Amalfi (Fontana sant'Andrea, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, &more), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo) and Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take an in-depth tour of The Neapolis Buried, and get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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.