30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Palermo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + bus:  4​h
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Florence
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Verona
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
Sydney

4
days
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ostia Antica and Church of St. Louis of the French. You'll explore and learn at Borghese Gallery and Vatican Museums. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Sistine Chapel.

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Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Rome are much hotter (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Ostia Antica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

3
days
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Cefalu and Cattedrale di Palermo. Step off the beaten path and head to Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro and La Rocca. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Monreale, take in nature's colorful creations at Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and don't miss a visit to Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Palermo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Palermo are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale, Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro
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Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu

2
days
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

San Vito lo Capo ©
On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Pasticceria Maria Grammatico. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. August in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Teodoro.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
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Spiaggia di Macari ©
Spiaggia di Macari
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pasticceria Maria Grammatico
Pasticceria Maria Grammatico

2
days
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Brandinchi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lu Impostu Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Cinta, then stop by Janas Artigianato Sardo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia dell' Isuledda.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from San Vito lo Capo to San Teodoro takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Vito lo Capo in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in San Teodoro. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alghero.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Janas Artigianato Sardo, Cala Brandinchi
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Cala Brandinchi ©
Cala Brandinchi
La Cinta ©
La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

2
days
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Capo Caccia and then explore the fascinating underground world of Frecce delle Grotte di Antonio Piccinnu. On the next day, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Maria Pia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Mugoni, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alghero trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Teodoro to Alghero in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia Mugoni ©
Spiaggia Mugoni
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

2
days
Portoferraio, Elba Island

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello del Volterraio. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Spiaggia di Cavoli and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia della Biodola.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Portoferraio route maker app .

Do a combination of flight, train, bus, and ferry from Alghero to Portoferraio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Alghero in August: highs in Portoferraio hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Assisi.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello del Volterraio, Spiaggia di Cavoli
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Spiaggia di Cavoli ©
Spiaggia di Cavoli
Spiaggia Di Sansone ©
Spiaggia Di Sansone
Spiaggia della Biodola ©
Spiaggia della Biodola

3
days
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli. Get outdoors at Cascata delle Marmore and Grotte di Frasassi. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Rocca Paolina (in Perugia) and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto (in Spoleto). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, contemplate the long history of San Damiano, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Assisi trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Portoferraio to Assisi by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Portoferraio in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Assisi: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grotte di Frasassi, Rocca Paolina, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Cascata delle Marmore
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Basilica Papale San Francesco D'Assisi ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara
Cascata delle Marmore ©
Cascata delle Marmore

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and Loggia dei Lanzi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galleria dell'Accademia and Piazzale Michelangelo. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Assisi to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Verona.

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Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia
Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

3
days
Verona

Verona ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Borghetto sul Mincio and Piazza Bra. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Il Vittoriale degli Italiani and Lago di Garda. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Palazzo Te (in Mantua) and Castello Scaligero di Malcesine (in Malcesine). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Castelvecchio Museum.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Borghetto sul Mincio, Castello Scaligero di Malcesine, Palazzo Te, Lago di Garda
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Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
Il Vittoriale degli Italiani

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo and Basilica di San Marco. Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Isola di Burano. Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

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Getting from Verona to Venice by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Padua, Isola di Burano
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St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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