31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Orvieto
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
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Lampedusa
— 1 night
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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 2 nights
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Trento
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 4 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Il Piccolo, Food Tours of Rome and The Roman Food Tour. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stanze di Raffaello and Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense. Take a break from the city and head to Grotte di Pietrasecca and Grotte Dell'Arco. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco), Spas (in Fiuggi) and Anagni (Centro Storico di Anagni, Museo e Cripta della Cattedrale di Anagni, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Necropolis, explore the ancient world of Necropoli di Tarquinia, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and admire the masterpieces at Villa Farnesina.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

Louisville, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Louisville to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 55°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Orvieto

— 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Caffe Barrique as well as Teatro Mancinelli. On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Palazzo Soliano, admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto, then learn about winemaking at Enoteca Al Duomo, then see a show at Teatro Mancinelli, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Caffe Barrique. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palazzo Coelli, do a tasting at Tenuta Le Velette, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Giovenale, then admire the masterpieces at Church of Saint Agostino, then see the interesting displays at Museo Delle Maioliche Medievali e Rinascimentali Orvietane, and finally stop by Il Negozietto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orvieto trip maker tool.

Drive from Rome to Orvieto in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Teatro Lyrick Assisi. Let the collections at Palazzo Trinci and Assisi Galleria 6C capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Storico di Assisi and Santuario di Rivotorto. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santo Stefano, browse the exhibits of Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Rose. Mostra Maria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Baglioni.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Assisi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Assisi are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore hidden gems such as Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta. Museum-lovers will appreciate Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco and Girolamini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Pompeii (Anfiteatro Romano, House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), &more) and Pozzuoli (Rione Terra, Cattedrale di Pozzuoli, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Acquaquiglia del Pozzaro, see the interesting displays at Ospedale delle Bambole, don't miss a visit to Decumani di Napoli, and visit Chiaia.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planning app.

Drive from Assisi to Naples in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Assisi in January; daily highs in Naples reach 56°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

Palermo, Sicily

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Villa Niscemi, step into the grandiose world of Castello Utveggio, contemplate the long history of Albero Falcone, then steep yourself in history at Villino Florio, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Malfitano, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Carmine Maggiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Matteo, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Comitini, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio di San Mercurio, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacomba Paleocristiana di Porta d'Ossuna.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palermo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Taormina.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Taormina, Sicily

— 1 night
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taormina trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Taormina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Taormina can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

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 15th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Capo Ponente, kick back and relax at La Tabaccara, take in the waterfront at Cala Uccello, visit a coastal fixture at Faro di Capo Grecale, then head outdoors with Mare Morto, and finally don't miss a visit to Cala Calandra.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lampedusa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Taormina to Lampedusa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Taormina in January, Lampedusa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Bologna.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Bologna

— 3 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.
Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti and Ducati Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbazia di Nonantola - Museo Benedettino e Diocesano di Arte Sacra and Torre Prendiparte. Step out of Bologna to go to Modena and see Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Santo Stefano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, see the interesting displays at International museum and library of music, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna travel route site.

You can fly from Lampedusa to Bologna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. While traveling from Lampedusa, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Bologna, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Rocco. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio (Zobenigo), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, browse the collection at Museo Querini Stampalia, then explore the historical opulence of Ca' d'Oro, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online route planner.

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Trento

— 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spazio Archeologico Sotterraneo del Sas and Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore. Area Archeologica Palazzo Lodron and Palazzo Saracini Cresseri will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Trento: Riva Del Garda (Rocca Castle & Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta), Omkafe (in Arco) and Limone sul Garda (Chiesa di San Benedetto & Chiesa San Rocco). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano Tridentino, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Quetta Alberti-Colico, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Mirana, and learn about all things military at Museo Nazionale Storico degli Alpini.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Trento trip itinerary site.

Drive from Venice to Trento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Venice in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Trento, with lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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.
Cattedrale (Duomo) di Bergamo e Battistero and Cappella Colleoni will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona and Mura Venete. Change things up with these side-trips from Verona: Sirmione (Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino & Chiesetta di S. Anna), Bergamo (Museo di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Campanone o Torre Civica, &more) and Santuario della Madonna del Frassino (in Peschiera del Garda). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nicolis, admire the masterpieces at AMO - Arena Museo Opera, delve into the distant past at Porta Borsari, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di San Martino della Battaglia .

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Verona online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trento to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:

Turin

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Shop till you drop at Galleria Sabauda and FOL Gourmet Popcorn. Explore hidden gems such as Fondazione Accorsi Ometto - Museo di Arti Decorative and Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Orta San Giulio (Piazza Motta & Basilica di San Giulio), Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta (in Asti) and Cantina Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Musei Reali, examine the collection at Museo della Magia, learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Ca Neuva, and explore the historical opulence of Castello di Fossano.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

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.