28 days in Italy Itinerary

28 days in Italy Itinerary

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28 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Palermo, Sicily
1
Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Scicli, Sicily
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Ravello
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Orvieto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Florence
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
7
Trento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Venice
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Alghero, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Cagliari, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Pisa
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
12
Milan
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
13
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Turin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

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Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Conte Federico, then admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello di Caccamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, steep yourself in history at Oratorio di Santa Cita, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Santa Rosalia, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Steri - Chiaramonte - Carcere dei penitenziati, then see the interesting displays at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Cataldo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Palermo road trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airports are Falcone–Borsellino Airport, Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani-Birgi and Catania-Fontanarossa Airport. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Scicli.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Caccamo, Duomo di Monreale
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Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo
Duomo di Monreale ©
Duomo di Monreale
Chiesa del Gesu ©
Chiesa del Gesu

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Scicli, Sicily

Scicli ©
Scicli is a town and municipality in the Province of Ragusa in the south east of Sicily, Italy. On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Complesso Santa Maria della Croce, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolo Inferiore, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Scicli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia Ss Annunziata, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio, examine the collection at Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta, ponder the world of politics at Municipio di Scicli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Sant'Ignazio, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Costume.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Scicli trip planner .

You can drive from Palermo to Scicli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Scicli sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Scicli

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Modica, Ispica
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Scicli ©
Scicli
Cathedral of St. George ©
Cathedral of St. George
Complesso Santa Maria della Croce ©
Complesso Santa Maria della Croce

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Ravello

Ravello ©
On the 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiostro del Paradiso, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parrocchia San Giovanni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ravello tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Scicli to Ravello by combination of flight, train, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. When traveling from Scicli in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amalfi, Parrocchia San Giovanni
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Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

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Orvieto

Orvieto ©
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Duomo di Orvieto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella del Corporale, contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Giovenale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa S. Andrea.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orvieto trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Orvieto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orvieto when traveling from Ravello in August, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Museo Geologico e delle Frane
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Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Chiesa San Giovenale ©
Chiesa San Giovenale

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Nuova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Damiano, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto, learn about winemaking at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria Maggiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rocca Maggiore.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Assisi trip tool .

You can drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Assisi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Santa Maria Maggiore
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nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 6th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence online visit planner .

Getting from Assisi to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Trento.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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Trento

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): have fun and explore at MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, then stroll through Parco delle Terme di Comano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Di Stenico, and finally get your game on at Andalo Life Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, examine the collection at Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni, then contemplate the long history of Forte Belvedere, then explore the historical opulence of Castel Beseno, and finally delve into the mystery of Cattedrale di San Vigilio.

Start your trip to Trento by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Take a train from Florence to Trento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Trento, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Forte Belvedere, Castel Beseno, Parco delle Terme di Comano, Castello Di Stenico, Andalo Life
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MUSE - Science Museum ©
MUSE - Science Museum
Castel Beseno ©
Castel Beseno
Castello Di Stenico ©
Castello Di Stenico

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then take a stroll through Cannaregio, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Drive from Trento to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Scuola Grande di San Rocco ©
Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria, get engrossed in the history at Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Civica, then let little ones run wild at Parco Avventura - Le Ragnatele, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alghero online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Alghero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Alghero can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cagliari.

Things to do in Alghero

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
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Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri ©
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri
Chiesa di San Francesco ©
Chiesa di San Francesco
Cattedrale di Santa Maria ©
Cattedrale di Santa Maria

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Cagliari, Sardinia

Cagliari ©
The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuraghe Arrubiu and Le Dune Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castle of Sanluri and Casa Zapata Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Cagliari: Timi Ama Beach (in Villasimius) and Spiaggia di Solanas (in Sinnai).

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cagliari route planning app .

Traveling by car from Alghero to Cagliari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Cagliari

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Dune Beach, Timi Ama Beach, Casa Zapata Museum, Nuraghe Arrubiu, Castle of Sanluri
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Spiaggia di Solanas ©
Spiaggia di Solanas
Nuraghe Arrubiu ©
Nuraghe Arrubiu
Le Dune Beach ©
Le Dune Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pisa online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Pisa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Pisa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Basilica of San Frediano ©
Basilica of San Frediano
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Popular historic sites such as La Citta Alta and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Parco Faunistico le Cornelle (in Valbrembo), Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso (in Leggiuno) and Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese (in Varese). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan journey planner.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Milan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, La Citta Alta, Parco Faunistico le Cornelle
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso ©
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso

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Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Genoa holiday maker .

Getting from Milan to Genoa by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Verres Castle, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Issogne, steep yourself in history at Il ponte romano di Pont-Saint-Martin, then step into the grandiose world of Castello e Parco di Masino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Staffarda, then step into the grandiose world of Castello della Manta, then learn about winemaking at Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, and finally explore the historical opulence of Serralunga d'Alba Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turin online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Genoa to Turin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, Turin is a bit cooler than Genoa - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Castello della Manta, Castello di Verres, Castello di Issogne, Marchesi di Barolo - Sede legale, magazzini e spedizioni, Castello di Serralunga d'Alba
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Castello di Verres ©
Castello di Verres
Castello della Manta ©
Castello della Manta

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