31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip planner
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Rome
— 4 nights
Train
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Bologna
— 1 night
Train
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Ravenna
— 2 nights
Train
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Venice
— 3 nights
Train
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Verona
— 1 night
Train
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Como
— 4 nights
Train
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 5 nights
Fly to Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Drive to Potenza
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Potenza
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorrento
— 4 nights
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Rome
— 1 night
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Rome — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Pantheon has been added to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vatican Museums and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Roman Forum and Santa Maria della Vittoria. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, wander the streets of Via Condotti, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome online visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bologna.
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Bologna — 1 night

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna road trip planning website.

Fly from Rome to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Bologna sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Ravenna.
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Ravenna — 2 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Oscar Spiaggia 298, take a peaceful walk through Pineta di Milano Marittima, and then pause for some photo ops at Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero degli Ariani, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Vitale, make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe, then see the interesting displays at Archiepiscopal Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ravenna online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bologna to Ravenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate Doge's Palace and San Giorgio Maggiore. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Padua Botanical Garden - World Heritage Site, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Venice online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Verona.
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Verona — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally see a show at Arena di Verona.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Verona road trip site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Como.
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Como — 4 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Get outdoors at Sentiero del Viandante and Lake Orta. La Citta Alta and Basilica di San Giacomo will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo).

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Como trip planner.

Drive from Verona to Como in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Portovenere and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Cinque Terre Trails and Castello Doria will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and get into the urban bustle at Vernazza.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner.

Drive from Como to Cinque Terre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Florence — 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazzale Michelangelo and Duomo di Siena. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Wine Tours & Tastings, Piazza del Campo, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Cinque Terre to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Potenza.
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Potenza — 2 nights

Potenza is a city and comune in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata (former Lucania).Capital of the Province of Potenza and the Basilicata region, the city is the highest regional capital and one of the highest provincial capitals in Italy, overlooking the valley of the Basento river in the Apennine Mountains of Lucania, east of Salerno. Your day by day itinerary now includes Volo dell'Angelo.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Potenza trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Florence to Potenza with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 4 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.
Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Il Vallone dei Mulini. Change things up with these side-trips from Sorrento: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano), Pompeii (Villa dei Misteri, Forum, &more) and Villa di Poppea (in Torre Annunziata). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, explore the activities along Marina di Puolo, take a leisurely stroll along Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sorrento holiday website.

You can drive from Potenza to Sorrento in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.
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Rome — 1 night

Eternal City

Pantheon has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Sorrento to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sorrento in October, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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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.
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