30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Lyon
tram + Fly:  2​h
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + ferry:  9​h
2
Scilla
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
3
Bari
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
4
Naples
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
6
Florence
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
7
Bologna
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
8
Parma
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  6​h 30​min
End: Lyon

3
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Foro Italico, Cattedrale di Palermo, Mercato Ballaro, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palermo online day trip planner .

Lyon, France to Palermo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Scilla.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

2
nights
Scilla

Scilla
Scilla is a town and comune in Calabria, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Reggio Calabria. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Scilla itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Palermo to Scilla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Scilla can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bari.

Things to do in Scilla

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

2
nights
Bari

Bari
Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bari trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Scilla to Bari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Scilla in July since evenings lows in Bari dip to 24°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Naples.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

5
nights
Naples

Naples
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples online trip planner .

Drive from Bari to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

5
nights
Rome

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 19:

5
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 21°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

2
nights
Bologna

Bologna
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bologna vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Bologna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Bologna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Parma.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

2
nights
Parma

Parma
Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Parma trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Bologna to Parma in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

3
nights
Milan

Milan
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Parma to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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