32 days in Italy Itinerary

32 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy travel planner
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Lucca
— 1 day
Drive
3
Florence
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pisa
— 1 night
Drive
5
San Gimignano
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Siena
— 3 nights
Bus
7
Arezzo
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
9
Pompeii
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Minori
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Ravello
— 2 nights
Taxi
12
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Ferry
13
Capri
— 1 night
Ferry
14
Positano
— 2 nights
Fly
15
Catania
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29

Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Spezia (Ponte Thaon di Revel & Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere), Porto Venere (La Bottega Di Rena, Porta del Borgo, &more) and Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Riomaggiore, and take a stroll around Vernazza.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre journey planning site.

Verona to Cinque Terre is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucca.
more
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Lucca — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of San Frediano, then make a trip to Via Fillungo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palazzo Pfanner.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lucca visit planner.

Getting from Cinque Terre to Lucca by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Lucca sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Florence.
more
Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then browse the fresh offerings at Modabella Leather Factory, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Pisa — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Pisa, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, then make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Pisa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Pisa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Gimignano.
more
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Duomo di San Gimignano, steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, learn about winemaking at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, then learn about winemaking at Tenuta Torciano, and finally do a tasting at Guardastelle Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Cisterna, take an in-depth tour of Torre e Casa Campatelli, browse the exhibits of San Gimignano 1300, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then look for gifts at Manifatture Mezzetti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sant'Agostino.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Gimignano sightseeing website.

Drive from Pisa to San Gimignano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.
more
Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Siena — 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Castelnuovo dell'Abate (Abbazia di Sant'Antimo & Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona). The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from San Gimignano to Siena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Arezzo.
more
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Arezzo — 2 nights

Ancient City

Arezzo is a city of art with colorful frescoes and abundance of goldsmiths and antique jewelers.
On the 6th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Villa La Ripa, pause for some serene contemplation at San Domenico Church, examine the collection at Museo dei Mezzi di Comunicazione, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria della Pieve, then make a trip to Piazza Grande, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, Arezzo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Lake Trasimeno, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Repubblica.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arezzo planner.

Traveling by bus from Siena to Arezzo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rome.
more
Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome day trip website.

Traveling by car from Arezzo to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Pompeii.
more
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Pompeii — 2 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Forum, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, then contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, contemplate the long history of Lupanar, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardino della Minerva, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally delve into the distant past at Casa di Fabio Amandio.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Minori.
more
Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:

Minori — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero dei Limoni, don't miss a visit to Piazza centrale minori, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Romana e Antiquarium. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Parrocchia di Santa Maria a Mare, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Finestra, then learn about winemaking at Societa Agricola Tenuta San Francesco - S.R.L., then sample the fine beverages at Liquorificio Mansi Carlo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Minori vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Minori takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Ravello — 2 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, hike along Ravello - Atrani Walk, contemplate the long history of Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then make a trip to Villa Rufolo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello, then trek along Ravello-Minori Walk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello route builder website.

Ravello is very close to Minori. October in Ravello sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Amalfi — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Amalfi Rent a Scooter has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Amalfi Coast, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amalfi sightseeing planner.

Amalfi is just a short distance from Ravello. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Capri.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Capri — 1 night

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Giardini di Augusto, explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, then take a memorable drive along Via Krupp, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Piccola, and finally take some stellar pictures from Monte Solaro.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Capri trip itinerary planning site.

Ride a ferry from Amalfi to Capri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Capri, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Positano.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

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.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Antonino, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Miniaci Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano trip maker.

Ride a ferry from Capri to Positano in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Catania.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Catania — 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Etna and then delve into the distant past at Scavi Archeologici di Campanarazzu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Catania route planner.

Getting from Positano to Catania by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Positano in October, plan for little chillier nights in Catania, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
more
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.
more

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
more

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
more