30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner

Make it your trip
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ravello
— 4 nights
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Let the collections at Doge's Palace and Museo Ebraico di Venezia capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel & Basilica of St. Anthony). The adventure continues: make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Correr.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Fortaleza to Venice, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fortaleza in May: highs in Venice hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Verona

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, browse the exhibits of Casa di Giulietta, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Notai, then take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Sant'Eufemia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Fondazione Bisazza, then explore the historical opulence of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, then steep yourself in history at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), and finally enjoy some music at Arena di Verona.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Verona holiday planner.

Drive from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Piazza del Duomo. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Castello di Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

You can take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Siena and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico. Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona and Castiglion del Bosco Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Sant'Agnese Farm (in Castellina In Chianti) and Castello Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti). There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico, and steep yourself in history at San Francesco.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Siena travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Assisi

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Appreciate the collections at Museo della Porziuncola and Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Vineria del Carmine. Take a break from Assisi with a short trip to Montioni Frantoio e Cantina in Montefalco, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Assisi trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Siena to Assisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Assisi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 17:

Ravello

— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Head to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmelafor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Museo della Carta. Venture out of the city with trips to Spiaggia Lannio (in Cetara) and Fornillo (in Positano). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Trofimena, contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ravello online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Ravello. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Paestum Ruins. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Positano (Church of Santa Maria Assunta & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Restituta, examine the collection at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and admire the masterpieces at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naples tour planner.

Getting from Ravello to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ravello in May since evenings lows in Naples dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and take in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 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.