31 days in Italy Itinerary

31 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy tour itinerary planner

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Florence
— 2 nights
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San Gimignano
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Lampedusa
— 3 nights
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Positano
— 5 nights
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Salerno
— 3 nights
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Rome
— 4 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Florence

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Go for a jaunt from Florence to Santa Brigida to see Castello del Trebbio about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Florence is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in July: high temperatures in Florence hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

San Gimignano

— 2 nights

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano, learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, and then do a tasting at Cucina Giuseppina - Italian Cooking Family. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Fattoria di Montemaggio, then do a tasting at Castello Monterinaldi, then learn about winemaking at Accademia del Buon Gusto, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Gimignano travel route tool.

Drive from Florence to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in San Gimignano can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then take a stroll around Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then get a new perspective on things with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then make a trip to Borgo Antico.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from San Gimignano to Cinque Terre by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lampedusa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Lampedusa

— 3 nights
Italy's southernmost territory, Lampedusa, is known for its turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and island charm.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Tabaccara and Spiaggia dei Conigli. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Il Pescato Di Lampedusa S.A.S. Di Costa Antonino & C., kick back and relax at Sciatu Persu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Maluk.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lampedusa trip planner.

You can fly from Cinque Terre to Lampedusa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Cinque Terre in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Lampedusa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Lampedusa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 2 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cala Tonnarella dell'Uzzo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lampedusa to San Vito lo Capo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Positano.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Positano

— 5 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.
Shop till you drop at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Miniaci Art Gallery. Relax by the water at Fornillo and Arienzo Beach Club, Positano. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravello (Ravello Arte, Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, &more), Lido di Ravello (in Castiglione) and Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive, Museo della Carta, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walk of the Gods, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, kick back and relax at Lido Capo di Conca, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Grande.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Positano route maker website.

You can fly from San Vito lo Capo to Positano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. July in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 17:

Salerno

— 3 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di castiglione and Spiaggia Di Minori. Shop till you drop at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Minori) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Maiori). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina di Vietri.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip planner.

You can drive from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Salerno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Salerno

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

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.
When in Rome, make a side trip to see Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations in Soriano nel Cimino, approximately Soriano nel Cimino away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rome, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Rome. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Venice

— 4 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.
Head to Distilleria Fratelli Brunello and T Fondaco Dei Tedeschifor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, take a stroll through Via Mazzini, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fondazione Bisazza. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Fil Good, explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. July in Verona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Verona

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Milan

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): see La Casa Maledetta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then stop by Odilla Chocolat, and finally don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan travel planner.

You can drive from Verona to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.