35 days in Italy Itinerary

35 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Rome
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Milan
— 1 night
Drive
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Genoa
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Arzachena, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Bus to Palau, Ferry to La Maddalena
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La Maddalena
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Palau, Bus to Olbia, Fly to Lampedusa
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
Fly
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Ragusa, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive
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Syracuse, Sicily
— 6 nights
Drive to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Fly to Sohag

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Rome

— 2 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 Santa Maria in Trastevere. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, make a trip to Roman Forum, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip maker site.

Sohag, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sohag to Rome due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sohag in February: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica San Miniato al Monte and Pitti Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence route builder tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Venice

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cannaregio and Basilica of St. Anthony. Change things up with a short trip to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (about 54 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice route planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Venice are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Milan

— 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Milan trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Milan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia del Silenzio and Galata Museo del Mare. When in Genoa, make a side trip to see Sun Beach in Sestri Levante, approximately Sestri Levante away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Boccadasse, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and take in panoramic vistas at Spianata Castelletto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Genoa trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Milan in February, expect Genoa to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Alghero.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alghero, Sardinia

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Porto Alabe Beach and Spiaggia Di Tramariglio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alghero: Cane Malu (in Bosa) and Casteddu Ezzu (in Cuglieri). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alghero Rock Climbing Sites, get to know the fascinating history of Affacci a mare: Bastioni e Lungomare, and take in the pleasant sights at Centro storico.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alghero trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Genoa to Alghero by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Alghero, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Arzachena.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Arzachena, Sardinia

— 3 nights
Arzachena is a town and comune in the province of Sassari, northern Sardinia, Italy. Step off the beaten path and head to Spiaggia Di Petra Ruja and Spiaggia di Talmone. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia La Colba and Torre Vignola e Chiesetta di San Silverio. There's more to do: stroll through Cala di Trana.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Arzachena trip planner.

Drive from Alghero to Arzachena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to La Maddalena.

Things to do in Arzachena

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

La Maddalena

— 3 nights
La Maddalena is a town and comune located on the island with the same name, in northern Sardinia, part of the province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy.The townLa Maddalena is the largest town in the Maddalena archipelago, just 2km from the northeastern shore of Sardinia and sitting in the Straits of Bonifacio, between it and Corsica.The focal-point of pedestrian activity is found around Piazza Umberto I (formerly known as Piazza Comando-the older generation of natives in town still commonly refer to the piazza by its original name). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porto della Madonna and Sci Club Saint Tropez. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lo Strangolato and Spiaggia Monti d'Arena. The adventure continues: stroll through Cala Carlotto, stop by Ricami Veronica(by hobby del ricamo), and kick back and relax at Isola Abbatoggia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our La Maddalena day trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Arzachena to La Maddalena in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lampedusa.

Things to do in La Maddalena

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Lampedusa

— 1 night
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): join in the after-dark buzz at Kalo’s Cafe and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia dei Conigli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Isle de Lampadusa, then take a leisurely stroll along Cala Uccello, and then stop by Il Veliero di Lampedusa.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lampedusa online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from La Maddalena to Lampedusa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Lampedusa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ragusa.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

Ragusa, Sicily

— 3 nights

Town of Bridges

Once a flourishing ancient city, Ragusa was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693.
Visit Faraglioni di Ciriga and Spiaggia di Randello for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ragusa Ibla and Cristo in Gonnella ( Cristo di Burgos). Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia di Punta Cirica (in Ispica) and Scicli (Via del Mare & Chiesa Parrochiale di San Giuseppe). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ragusa trip builder site.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Ragusa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Lampedusa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ragusa, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Ragusa

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Sicily

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Siracusa and Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto. You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia Pantanello and Spiaggia Marianelli. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to Lentini (Chiesa Rupestre del Crocifisso & Chiesa Madre Santa Maria La Cava e Sant'Alfio), Noto (Palazzo Landolina, Chiesa del Santissimo Crocifisso, &more) and Eremo San Corrado fuori le Mura (in San Corrado di Fuori). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Sebastiano, learn about winemaking at Cantina Palmeri, and steep yourself in history at Forti Garsia e Vittoria.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Syracuse day trip planning app.

You can drive from Ragusa to Syracuse in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.