31 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Bologna
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ravenna
— 1 night
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Ravello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 3 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Scrovegni Chapel. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, wander the streets of Cannaregio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Venice at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Verona.
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Verona — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Castello Scaligero and Grotte di Catullo. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza Bra and Borghetto sul Mincio. Venture out of the city with trips to Spa Termale Aquaria (in Sirmione), Trento (Piazza Duomo & MUSE - Science Museum) and Mantua (Palazzo Te, Camera degli Sposi, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, see a show at Arena di Verona, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Verona holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, get to know the fascinating history of Le Mura di Ferrara, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ferrara, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via delle Volte, and finally browse the exhibits of Palazzo dei Diamanti.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bologna road trip app.

Traveling by train from Verona to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Bologna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.
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Ravenna — 1 night

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Vitale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero degli Ariani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi).

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ravenna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Ravenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ravello.
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Ravello — 2 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, then contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Giovanni del Toro, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Ravello, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ravenna to Ravello in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ravenna in May since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.
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Naples — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Lungomare Caracciolo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Catacombe di San Gennaro. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to Villa dei Misteri in Pompeii, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cimitero delle Fontanelle, explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli a Pizzofalcone, and get engrossed in the history at Galleria Borbonica.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Naples dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Villa d'Este. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Villa Adriana (in Tivoli). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome online tour planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Assisi.
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Assisi — 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Visit Duomo di Orvieto and Basilica di Santa Chiara for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Pozzo di San Patrizio and Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Assisi: Spoleto (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto & Piazza del Duomo), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Rocca Paolina (in Perugia). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, get engrossed in the history at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Assisi when traveling from Rome in May, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Siena.
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di San Galgano. Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico di Siena and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Terme Bagno Vignoni (in Bagno Vignoni), Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore (in Asciano) and San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, San Gimignano Bell Tower, &more). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eremo di Montesiepi, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Siena tour planner.

Getting from Assisi to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence — 5 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 Duomo di Pisa and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Battistero di San Giovanni. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Alto), Camposanto (in Pisa) and Propositura di San Michele Arcangelo - Santuario Maria SS. del Buon Consiglio (in Ponte Buggianese). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, and get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence travel site.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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