31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 5 nights
Train
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 5 nights
Train
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genga
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nova Levante
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riva Del Garda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Milan
— 2 nights

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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, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, stop by Trastevere, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary maker app.

Dublin, Ireland to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Rome is 1 hour. In May, Rome is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Naples on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Change things up with a short trip to Odeon - Teatro Piccolo in Pompeii (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and get engrossed in the history at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Naples road trip planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Sorrento

— 5 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Positano as well as Punta Campanella Diving Center. When in Sorrento, make a side trip to see Capri Whales di Wendy in Capri, approximately Capri away. There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Limonoro, take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and stop by Antonella Ferrante.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Sorrento are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Leaning Tower of Pisa). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online route builder.

You can take a train from Sorrento to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sorrento in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Genga.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Genga

— 1 night
Genga is a town and comune of province of Ancona in the Italian region of the Marche, on the Sentino river about 7km downstream and east of Sassoferrato and 12km north of Fabriano.The town is best known as the ancestral home of the noble family of the della Genga, the most famous member of which was Pope Leo XII.Main sightsthe Romanesque abbey at S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Abbazia di Sant'Elena, learn more about the world around you at Museo Speleo Paleontologico e Archeologico, then make a trip to Abbazia di San Vittore delle Chiuse, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Frasassi.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Genga trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Genga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Genga are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Genga

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Venice

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

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

Traveling by car from Genga to Venice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nova Levante.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

Nova Levante

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rifugio Passo Principe, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Militare Austro-Ungarico, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Christomannos, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Carezza. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castel Presule, admire the sheer force of GEOPARC Bletterbach - UNESCO World Heritage, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sebastiano, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate di Cavalese, and finally hike along Passo di Lavaze.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nova Levante vacation site.

Getting from Venice to Nova Levante by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Nova Levante, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Nova Levante

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

Riva Del Garda

— 5 nights
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Change things up with these side-trips from Riva Del Garda: Sirmione (Grotte di Catullo, Castello Scaligero, &more), Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (in Torri del Benaco). The adventure continues: make a trip to Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, explore the striking landscape at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Barbara Church, and get engrossed in the history at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali.

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Drive from Nova Levante to Riva Del Garda in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Milan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Riva Del Garda to Milan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Milan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

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.