33 days in Italy Itinerary

33 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Drive to Porto Santo Stefano
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Porto Santo Stefano
— 1 day
Drive
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Piombino
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porto Venere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camogli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sanremo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Varenna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castelnuovo del Garda
— 1 night
Drive
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Braies
— 1 night
Drive
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Moena
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena
— 4 nights
Drive to Terracina, Ferry to Ponza Island
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Ponza Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Naples, Drive to Matera
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Matera
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alberobello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tropea
— 1 night
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Porto Santo Stefano

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Strada Panoramica di Porto S. Stefano.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Porto Santo Stefano road trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Porto Santo Stefano is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Beirut to Porto Santo Stefano, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Porto Santo Stefano, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Piombino.
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Piombino

— 2 nights
Piombino is an Italian town and comune of about 35,000 inhabitants in the province of Livorno: Baratti, Fiorentina, Gagno, Populonia, Populonia Stazione and Vignale Riotorto. On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Piazza Bovio Piombino Livorno, then make a trip to Baratti and Populonia Archeological Park, then stroll around Rimigliano Coastal Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Marina di San Vincenzo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Cerbone, stroll around Il Parco Archeominerario di San Silvestro, then don't miss a visit to Bolgheri - Borgo Medievale, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Dell'Orologio.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Piombino trip planner.

You can drive from Porto Santo Stefano to Piombino in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Porto Santo Stefano in June, you will find days in Piombino are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Piombino

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Lucca

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Via Fillungo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucca: Terrazza Mascagni (in Livorno) and Pisa (Knights’ Square, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, admire the striking features of Porta San Pietro, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, and make a trip to Torre delle Ore.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lucca trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Piombino to Lucca in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Lucca, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Porto Venere.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Porto Venere

— 2 nights
Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santuario della Madonna Bianca (Chiesa di San Lorenzo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pietro Church, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Byron, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally identify plant and animal life at Isola Palmaria. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isola del Tino, learn about winemaking at De Gustibus, contemplate the long history of Porta del Borgo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Nostra Signora delle Grazie, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Portido Marina.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Porto Venere trip planning app.

You can drive from Lucca to Porto Venere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June in Porto Venere, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Camogli.

Things to do in Porto Venere

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Camogli

— 2 nights
Camogli is a fishing village and tourist resort located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, on the Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante, in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Hike the Punta Manara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, then make a trip to Centro Storico, and finally take a stroll through Santa Margherita Ligure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Durazzo, steep yourself in history at Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, then look for all kinds of wild species at Area Marina Protetta Portofino, then enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Brown.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Camogli road trip planning site.

You can drive from Porto Venere to Camogli in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Camogli when traveling from Porto Venere in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sanremo.

Things to do in Camogli

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Sanremo

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Varigotti Beach and Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sanremo: Centro Storico di Cervo (in Cervo), Baia dei Saraceni (in Varigotti) and Centro Storico di Albenga (in Albenga).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sanremo driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Camogli to Sanremo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Sanremo are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varenna.

Things to do in Sanremo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Varenna

— 2 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. On the 14th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and finally view the masterpieces at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Varenna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sanremo to Varenna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Varenna are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Castelnuovo del Garda

— 1 night
Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Sirmione, learn about winemaking at Villa Calicantus, then don't miss a visit to Lungolago di Lazise, and finally make a trip to Mura di Lazise.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Castelnuovo del Garda trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Varenna to Castelnuovo del Garda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Castelnuovo del Garda are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Braies.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Braies

— 1 night
On the 17th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella "Lago di Braies", contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Dobbiaco, then stop by Alpe Pragas Srl, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Anterselva.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Braies vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Castelnuovo del Garda to Braies takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Braies are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moena.

Things to do in Braies

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Moena

— 1 night
Moena is a comune in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 60km northeast of Trento. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Molin de Pezol, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Sant'Antonio, don't miss a visit to Passo San Pellegrino, then explore the activities along Lago di Carezza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di S. Volfango.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moena trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Braies to Moena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Moena

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Siena

— 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Centro Storico di Siena. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: San Gimignano (Pieve di Cellole, Piazza della Cisterna, &more), Perugia (Rocca Paolina, Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, &more) and Museo della Porziuncola (in Santa Maria degli Angeli). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Casa di Santa Caterina, explore the galleries of Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena trip planner.

Drive from Moena to Siena in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. June in Siena sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponza Island.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Ponza Island

— 2 nights
A fairytale destination dotted with brightly painted traditional houses, Ponza Island remains one of Italy's least-spoiled gems, miraculously managing to avoid the ravages of mass tourism.
On the 23rd (Wed), head off the coast to Ponza Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Di Capo Bianco, explore the ancient world of La Cisterna Romana della Dragonara, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Ponza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Silverio e Domitilla. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Arco Naturale, get great views at Belvedere della Madonnina, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get great views at Forte Papa.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ponza Island trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Siena to Ponza Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Siena in June, you will find days in Ponza Island are little chillier (29°C), and nights are a bit warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Ponza Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Matera

— 3 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiesa San Giovanni Battista and Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, don't miss a visit to Chiesa rupestre di Santa Lucia alle Malve, and delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Matera route planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Ponza Island to Matera in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Ponza Island in June, Matera is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Alberobello

— 3 nights
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Masseria Brancati and Castello Aragonese. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alberobello: Taranto (Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo, Museo Nazionale Archeologico, &more) and Centro Storico di Monopoli (in Monopoli). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Indiana Park, examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano, appreciate the views at Valle d'Itria, and appreciate the history behind Monumento ai caduti.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alberobello trip planning app.

You can drive from Matera to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Alberobello, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
On the 1st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Carmine, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Church of Saint Mary of Grace, and finally contemplate the long history of Colonna di Sant'Oronzo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, then make a trip to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, then delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Faggiano.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lecce trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Alberobello to Lecce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Lecce, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tropea.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Tropea

— 1 night
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell'Isola.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tropea road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Tropea takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Lecce in July, plan for slightly colder days in Tropea, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tropea

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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.