30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly
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Rome
— 1 night
Bus
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L'Aquila
— 3 nights
Bus
3
Ancona
— 3 nights
Train
4
Florence
— 3 nights
Train
5
Pisa
— 3 nights
Train
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Genoa
— 3 nights
Train
7
Turin
— 2 nights
Train
8
Como
— 2 nights
Train to Peschiera Stazione FS, Bus to Garda
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Garda
— 2 nights
Bus
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Verona
— 2 nights
Train
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Rome
— 2 nights
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Rome

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome day trip website.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to L'Aquila.

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L'Aquila

— 3 nights
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Explore L'Aquila's surroundings by going to Il Bosso (in Capestrano) and Rocca Calascio (in Calascio). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, don't miss a visit to Scalinata San Bernardino, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Abruzzo - MUNDA, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo della Madonna d'Appari.

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Drive from Rome to L'Aquila in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ancona.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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Ancona

— 3 nights
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Explore Ancona's surroundings by going to Lungomare San Benedetto del Tronto (in San Benedetto Del Tronto) and Piazza del Popolo (in Ascoli Piceno). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria, don't miss a visit to Passetto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Santa Casa, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento ai Caduti.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ancona travel planner.

Getting from L'Aquila to Ancona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from L'Aquila in September, you will find days in Ancona are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ancona to Florence by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Pisa

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucca (San Michele in Foro, Le mura di Lucca, &more), Trail 531 Riomaggiore to Manarola (in Riomaggiore) and 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours (in Manarola). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, admire the landmark architecture of Battistero di San Giovanni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, and make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

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Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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Genoa

— 3 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Step out of Genoa with an excursion to Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza in Monterosso al Mare--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, get engrossed in the history at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Genoa trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Pisa in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

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Turin

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
On the 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Piazza Castello, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio.

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You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, Turin is slightly colder than Genoa - with highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Como

— 2 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: La Citta Alta (in Bergamo), Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio) and Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, take in the pleasant sights at Centro Storico, and stop by Tea World.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Como itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turin to Como in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Como: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Garda.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

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Garda

— 2 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garda: Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio), Distilleria Marzadro (in Nogaredo) and Sirmione (Castello Scaligero, Grotte di Catullo, &more).

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Garda online attractions planner.

Getting from Como to Garda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Garda can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Garda

Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Spas

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Verona

— 2 nights

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 11th (Tue): make a trip to Piazza Bra, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova.

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Getting from Garda to Verona by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. October in Verona sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Rome.

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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rome journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Verona to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Verona in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."