30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Naples
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rome
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Assisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Venice
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
10
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Noto, Sicily
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Naples is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Naples. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, expect Naples to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and make a trip to Roman Forum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

2
nights
Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 8th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Decugnano dei Barbi, then make a trip to Pozzo di San Patrizio, then Head underground at Orvieto Underground, and finally admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo dei Papi, contemplate the long history of Villa Lante, and then take in the pleasant sights at Civita di Bagnoregio.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orvieto holiday maker website.

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Viterbo, Civita di Bagnoregio
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Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

3
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Explore hidden gems such as Cascata delle Marmore and Eremo delle Carceri. Change things up with these side-trips from Assisi: Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano (in Fabriano) and Grotte di Frasassi (in Genga). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Chiara, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Assisi road trip planning app.

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano, Grotte di Frasassi, Cascata delle Marmore, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto
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Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano ©
Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pitti Palace and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Abbazia di San Galgano (in Chiusdino) and Siena (Duomo di Siena & Torre del Mangia). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online day trip planner.

You can drive from Assisi to Florence in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Abbazia di San Galgano
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Sant’Antonio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Casa di Giulietta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Arena di Verona & Cappella dei Notai). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and get to know the fascinating history of Campiello della Madonna.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Explore hidden gems such as Capo Caccia and Spiaggia di Maria Pia. Escape the urban bustle at Spiaggia Mugoni and La Pelosa Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Alghero: Centro Storico Bosa (in Bosa) and Off-Road Tours (in Stintino). There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alghero trip builder app.

Fly from Venice to Alghero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Stintino, Centro Storico Bosa
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Goloritzè, then kick back and relax at Cala Biriala, and then stroll through Cala Mariolu. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Cala Luna, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala dei Gabbiani, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baunei tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Alghero to Baunei takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Baunei, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Lido di Orri
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Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Spiaggia di Cala Luna ©
Spiaggia di Cala Luna
Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani

2
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
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.
On the 24th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo, then stroll through Lu Impostu Beach, and finally stroll through Spiaggia La Cinta. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Isuledda, stroll through Porto Taverna Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Teodoro road trip website.

Traveling by car from Baunei to San Teodoro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baunei in September since evenings lows in San Teodoro dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Isuledda, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Porto Taverna Beach, L'Area Naturale Marina Protetta Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo
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Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo ©
Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta

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nights
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Cefalu, see the interesting displays at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Teodoro to Palermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Noto.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Caccamo, Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese, Duomo di Cefalu, Duomo di Monreale
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Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

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Noto, Sicily

Noto ©
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. George, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ragusa Ibla, and then steep yourself in history at Scicli.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Noto road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to Noto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syracuse, Cathedral of St. George, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli
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Duomo di Siracusa ©
Duomo di Siracusa
Ragusa Ibla ©
Ragusa Ibla
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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