30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Ferry:  14 h 15 min
1
Capri
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Vatican City
— 1 night
Subway:  15 min
4
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Asti
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
8
Turin
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
9
Milan
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Verona
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
11
Venice
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
Capri

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, stop by Eureka, see the interesting displays at La Bottega dell'Arte di Sergio Rubino, stop by Ceramiche Tavassi, then make a trip to Giardini di Augusto, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I. Keep things going the next day: catch a ride on Monte Solaro, stop by Limoncello di Capri, look for gifts at The Sea Gull, then look for gifts at Eco Capri, then stop by Carthusia, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Capri travel app.

New York City, USA to Capri is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, train, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Capri hover around 58°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Anacapri
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Eco Capri ©
Eco Capri
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
Monte Solaro ©
Monte Solaro

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. For shopping fun, head to La Bottega dei Sogni or Fashion Victim Store. Get some historical perspective at Underground Naples and Lungomare Caracciolo. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples visit planner.

Drive from Capri to Naples in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Capri in February, Naples is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Vatican City.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

La Bottega dei Sogni, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Underground Naples ©
Underground Naples
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

1
night
Vatican City

Vatican City
Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vatican City trip planner.

Take a train from Naples to Vatican City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Vatican City are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take the subway to Rome.

Things to do in Vatican City

Historic Sites Museums
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Sistine Chapel ©
Sistine Chapel

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Louis of the French and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning app.

Rome is very close to Vatican City. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia) and Piazza Grande a Montepulciano (in Montepulciano). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

San Quirico d'Orcia, Piazza Grande a Montepulciano
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
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 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Baptistery of St. John, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, then admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Eldorado and then kick back and relax at Bagno Carlo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pisa trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Pisa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Pisa are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Asti.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Marina di Pietrasanta, Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio ©
Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio

1
night
Asti

Asti ©
Asti is a city and comune of 76 164 inhabitants (1-1-2017) located in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, about 55km east of Turin in the plain of the Tanaro River. On the 12th (Mon), do a tasting at Ferraris Agricola and then look for gifts at Forno Artigianale Agrival.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asti trip site.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Asti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Asti

Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Ferraris Agricola
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Ferraris Agricola ©
Ferraris Agricola

1
night
Turin

Turin ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally make a trip to Piazza San Carlo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): pick up some local products at Mercato Centrale Torino, then look for gifts at I Sapori del Piemonte, then steep yourself in history at Reggia di Venaria Reale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Superga.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turin attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Asti to Turin takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Asti in March, things will get slightly colder in Turin: highs are around 50°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Reggia di Venaria Reale, Basilica of Superga
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Reggia di Venaria Reale ©
Reggia di Venaria Reale
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale

5
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or Libreria Ubik. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of Como (Duomo) and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Como (Tea World, Dep Design Store, &more), Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar (in Griante) and Bellagio (Azalea - Silk of Como, il Capriccio, &more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano and get outside with Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in March: highs in Milan hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Como, Bellagio, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Lido di Moltrasio, Lido di Faggeto Miamilaryo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio ©
Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, don't miss a visit to Piazza delle Erbe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Palazzo Te, admire the natural beauty at Parco Giardino Sigurta, and then get to know the fascinating history of Borghetto sul Mincio.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Verona journey planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Verona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Milan in March: high temperatures in Verona hover around 84°F and lows are around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Valeggio Sul Mincio, Palazzo Te
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Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Mercati di Rialto or I Tre Mercanti. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Scrovegni Chapel in Padua--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Venice travel planner.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Verona in March: high temperatures in Venice hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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