31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy vacation planner

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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
Train
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Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lecce
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Salve
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive
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Positano
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Naples
— 2 nights
Train
9
Rome
— 7 nights
Train
10
Florence
— 1 night
Drive
11
Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pienza
— 3 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi (in Genoa), Porto Venere (Isola Palmaria & Portovenere) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, hike along Cinque Terre Trails, and pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip maker website.

Brussels, Belgium to Cinque Terre is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect Cinque Terre to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Pisa

— 2 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then don't miss a visit to La Passeggiata, then stroll through Bagno Maurizio, and finally don't miss a visit to Pontile Bellavista Vittoria. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pisa visit planning site.

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Pisa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Pisa

Side Trips

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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.
Explore Lucca's surroundings by going to Orrido di Botri (in Bagni di Lucca), Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Alto) and Grotta Maona (in Montecatini Terme). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Michele in Foro, admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, and take in the views from Ponte della Maddalena - Ponte del Diavolo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lucca trip itinerary planning site.

Lucca is just a short distance from Pisa. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Lecce.

Things to do in Lucca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Lecce - La Cripta, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Enoteca Re Divino, then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta della Poesia, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia dei Turchi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Otranto.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lecce trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lucca to Lecce in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Salve.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Salve

— 2 nights
Salve is a 5,000 inhabitants village and comune in the province of Lecce, in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.HistoryIndications of Bronze Age settlements in the territory of Salve have been revealed by several archaeological findings. On the 5th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Sidereus, then get outside with Maldive del Salento Pescoluse, then stroll through Le Cinque Vele, and finally stroll through La Padula - Spiaggia Libera Attrezzata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Punta della Suina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salve trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lecce to Salve takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lecce in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salve: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pompeii.

Things to do in Salve

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

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Pompeii

— 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, explore the ancient world of Forum, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Promenade Trieste, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, then delve into the distant past at Castello di Arechi, and finally delve into the distant past at Villa di Poppea.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pompeii visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Salve to Pompeii takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. August in Pompeii sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Pompeii

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Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for gifts at Nana' Positano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
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Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Partem Domus lignea - Casa del Tramezzo di Legno, identify plant and animal life at Vesuvio Natura da Esplorare - Day Tours, then contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and finally delve into the distant past at College of the Augustales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, examine the collection at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, then examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naples day trip planning website.

You can drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Naples are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

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Rome

— 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Change things up with a short trip to Villa d'Este in Tivoli (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Florence, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Siena.

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Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza della Cisterna, don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di San Gimignano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Galgano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Siena online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Pienza.

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Pienza

— 3 nights
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. Change things up with these side-trips from Pienza: Orvieto (Orvieto Underground, Duomo di Orvieto, &more) and Piscine Termali Theia (in Chianciano Terme). There's still lots to do: stroll through Val d'Orcia, don't miss a visit to Piazza Pio II, appreciate the history behind Pozzo dei Cani, and take in the exciting artwork at Artemisia Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pienza trip planner.

Getting from Siena to Pienza by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Pienza sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pienza

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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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.