30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Venice
— 3 nights
2
Canazei
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
5
Rome
— 3 nights
train + subway:  3​h 30​min
6
Ravello
— 4 nights
7
Alberobello
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Matera
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
9
Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
11
Cagliari
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Venice

Venice ©
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've added Campo Santa Margherita, Ente Gondola, Piazza San Marco, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico di Venezia and Torre dell'Orologio. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice vacation planner .

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Venice is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canazei.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Centro Storico di Venezia ©
Centro Storico di Venezia
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Canazei

Canazei ©
Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lago di Molveno, Lago di Caldonazzo, Karersee, and other attractions you added.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Canazei visit planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Canazei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Canazei sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Canazei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cima della Rosetta, Lago di Sorapiss, Alpe di Siusi - Seiser Alm Bahn, Karersee, Seceda
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Lago di Braies ©
Lago di Braies
Lago di Molveno ©
Lago di Molveno
Tre Cime di Lavaredo ©
Tre Cime di Lavaredo

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Villa Reale, Arco della Pace, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and other attractions. On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di Chiaravalle, get engrossed in the history at Villa Necchi Campiglio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arco della Pace.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner .

Drive from Canazei to Milan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Milan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Villa Reale
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Arco della Pace ©
Arco della Pace

3
nights
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
You've now added Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza and Borgo Storico di Manarola. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Vernazza, take some stellar pictures from View Point Corniglia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
View Point Corniglia ©
View Point Corniglia

3
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Giardino degli Aranci, Villa Doria Pamphilj, Villa Borghese, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and La Pieta. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday website .

Getting from Cinque Terre to Rome by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

4
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amalfi Coast to Capri Boat Excursion as well as Cloister del Paradiso.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ravello trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Amalfi
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Cloister del Paradiso ©
Cloister del Paradiso

few
hours
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, wander the streets of Rione Aia Piccola, and then admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alberobello vacation planner .

You can drive from Ravello to Alberobello in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Alberobello when traveling from Ravello in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Rione Aia Piccola ©
Rione Aia Piccola
Trullo Sovrano ©
Trullo Sovrano

1
night
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
You've now added Sassi di Matera to your itinerary.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Matera using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Matera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Catania.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera

3
nights
Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aci Trezza, Isola Lachea and Mt Etna. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Fontana di Proserpina. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Mt Etna, make a trip to Palazzo degli Elefanti, then appreciate the history behind Fontana dell'Elefante, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Collegiata.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Catania route maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Matera to Catania in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aci Castello, Aci Trezza
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Mt Etna ©
Mt Etna
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Castello Normanno
Castello Normanno

2
nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You've added Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro, Antico Stabilimento Balneare di Mondello, Rocca di Cefalu, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 26th (Sun), you're off toCagliari.

Things to do in Palermo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cefalu, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
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Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

5
nights
Cagliari

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Su Zurfuru Mine and Poetto. Step out of Cagliari to go to Tuili and see Parco della Giara Tuili, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Sella del Diavolo, examine the collection at Museo delle Cere Anatomiche, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Sepolcro, and pause for some photo ops at CImitero Monumentale di Bonaria.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cagliari trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Palermo to Cagliari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Su Zurfuru Mine, Parco della Giara Tuili
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Su Zurfuru Mine ©
Su Zurfuru Mine
Parco della Giara Tuili ©
Parco della Giara Tuili
Poetto ©
Poetto

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