31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Venice
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Trento
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Otranto
— 3 nights
Fly
6
San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly to Pisa, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio, Elba Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Piombino, Taxi to Siena
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Siena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Venice

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice day trip planning website.

Ottawa, Canada to Venice is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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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 4th (Fri): explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, then don't miss a visit to Borghetto sul Mincio, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Scaligero, and finally explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Verona route planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Trento.

Things to do in Verona

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Trento

— 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get some cultural insight at MUSE - Science Museum and Piazza Duomo. Step off the beaten path and head to Lago di Molveno and Santuario di San Romedio. Change things up with a short trip to Castel Thun in Ton (about 32 minutes away). It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Trento road trip app.

You can drive from Verona to Trento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa d'Este and St. Clement Basilica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Villa Adriana (in Tivoli). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

Plan my day in Rome using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Trento to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Trento in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rome, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Otranto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Otranto

— 3 nights
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Get in touch with nature at Grotta della Poesia and Spiaggia Alimini. Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Storico Otranto and Circolo Ippico Malepezza. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Otranto: Channel Ciolo (in Gagliano del Capo) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Santa Maria di Leuca).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Otranto trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Rome to Otranto in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Otranto can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Otranto

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 4 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Selinunte Archaeological Park and Kasbah Mazara del Vallo. Step out of the city life by going to Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo and Spiaggia di Macari. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Isuledda, don't miss a visit to Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Vito lo Capo road trip planning tool.

Fly from Otranto to San Vito lo Capo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Otranto in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Vito lo Capo: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to San Teodoro.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

San Teodoro, Sardinia

— 3 nights
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia di Capo Comino. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lu Impostu Beach and Porto Taverna Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Teodoro to Siniscola to see Spiaggia Berchida about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Teodoro online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Vito lo Capo to San Teodoro takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from San Vito lo Capo in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in San Teodoro. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 22:

Portoferraio, Elba Island

— 2 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. On the 23rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia delle Ghiaie and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Spiaggia Della Biodola and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Di Sansone.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Portoferraio trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from San Teodoro to Portoferraio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from San Teodoro in August, expect nights in Portoferraio to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

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 25th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di San Gimignano, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Galgano. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Portoferraio to Siena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Portoferraio in August, you will find days in Siena are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
On the 27th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally steep yourself in history at Eremo delle Carceri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, and then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Assisi trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pitti Palace and The Baptistery of St. John. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence journey planning app.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Italy travel guide

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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.