30 days in Italy Itinerary

30 days in Italy Itinerary

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30 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Tropea
1
Tropea
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Pizzo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Maratea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Castellana Grotte
— 1 night
Bus:  15​min
6
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Ostuni
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Termoli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Venafro
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Sulmona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Pescara
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
12
Ancona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Ravenna
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
14
Ferrara
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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Tropea

Tropea ©
Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy).The town is a famous bathing place, situated on a reef, in the gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Gesu and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Concattedrale. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotticelle beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Capo Vaticano, take an in-depth tour of Insediamento Rupestre e Museo della Civilta Rupestre e Contadina, then explore the engaging exhibits at Artistic Creations The Lighthouse, and finally take some stellar pictures from Affaccio Raf Vallone.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tropea trip planner.

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airports are Lamezia Terme Airport, Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and Comiso Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pizzo.

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Capo Vaticano
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Capo Vaticano ©
Capo Vaticano
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse ©
Artistic Creations The Lighthouse
Grotticelle beach ©
Grotticelle beach

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Pizzo

Pizzo ©
On the 5th (Mon), stroll through Le Spiagge di Pizzo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese Murat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Piedigrotta Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza della Repubblica.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pizzo trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Tropea to Pizzo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Pizzo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maratea.

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Castello Aragonese Murat ©
Castello Aragonese Murat
Piedigrotta Church ©
Piedigrotta Church
Piazza della Repubblica ©
Piazza della Repubblica

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Maratea

Maratea
Maratea is a town and comune of Basilicata, in the province of Potenza. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at La Secca and then enjoy the sand and surf at Il Mirto Solarium Bar.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maratea online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pizzo to Maratea in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Matera.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 7th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, then steep yourself in history at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sasso Barisano, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Purgatorio.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Matera trip planner .

Traveling by car from Maratea to Matera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Matera can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Castellana Grotte.

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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Chiesa del Purgatorio ©
Chiesa del Purgatorio
Antica Matera Casa Grotta ©
Antica Matera Casa Grotta

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Castellana Grotte

Castellana Grotte ©
Castellana Grotte is a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. On the 9th (Fri), snap pictures at Ponte Borbonico di Lama Monachile, then kick back and relax at Lama Monachile, then get outside with Indiana Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna della Vetrana.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Castellana Grotte road trip planning app .

You can drive from Matera to Castellana Grotte in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Alberobello.

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Polignano a Mare
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Lama Monachile ©
Lama Monachile
Indiana Park ©
Indiana Park
Santuario Madonna della Vetrana ©
Santuario Madonna della Vetrana

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Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Cantina Albea winery and museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere Santa Lucia, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico Locorotondo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicola, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and finally admire the striking features of Trullo Sovrano. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Martino, do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia, admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, then make a trip to Parrocchia Sant'Antonio di Padova, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia Santuario Basilica S.S. Cosma E Damiano.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alberobello online route planner .

Alberobello is very close to Castellana Grotte. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ostuni.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Locorotondo, Martina Franca
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Centro Storico Locorotondo ©
Centro Storico Locorotondo
Trullo Sovrano ©
Trullo Sovrano
Basilica di San Martino ©
Basilica di San Martino

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Ostuni

Ostuni ©
Ostuni is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). Kids will appreciate attractions like Lido onda blu and Lido Bosco Verde. Museum-lovers will appreciate Masseria Brancati and Museo Diocesano di Ostuni. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, head outdoors with Il Faro Beach Club, make a trip to Piazza della Liberta, and appreciate the history behind Guglia di Sant'Oronzo.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ostuni driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Alberobello to Ostuni takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ostuni when traveling from Alberobello in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Termoli.

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Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Masseria Brancati ©
Masseria Brancati
Cathedral of Ostuni ©
Cathedral of Ostuni

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Termoli

Termoli ©
Termoli is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of Italy, in the province of Campobasso, region of Molise. On the 15th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Timoteo, take a stroll through Borgo Medievale di Termoli, explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Termoli, make a trip to A Rejecelle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Termoli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anna.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Termoli trip itinerary website .

Getting from Ostuni to Termoli by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ostuni in August since evenings lows in Termoli dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Venafro.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Castello Svevo di Termoli ©
Castello Svevo di Termoli
Cattedrale di Termoli ©
Cattedrale di Termoli
Chiesa di San Timoteo ©
Chiesa di San Timoteo

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Venafro

Venafro ©
Venafro is a comune in the province of Isernia, region of Molise, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo archeologico, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Militare Francese, explore the historical opulence of Museo Nazionale di Castello Pandone, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, and finally delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano (Il Verlascio). On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano Di Venafro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Cristo, then steep yourself in history at Torre del Mercato, then get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Antico di Venafro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Di S. Nicandro.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venafro trip planner.

Drive from Termoli to Venafro in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Sulmona.

Things to do in Venafro

Historic Sites Museums
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Chiesa dell'Annunziata ©
Chiesa dell'Annunziata
Museo Nazionale di Castello Pandone ©
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Museo archeologico

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Sulmona

Sulmona ©
Sulmona is a city and comune of the province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, Italy. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Enoteca Evinosia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Francesco della Scarpa, admire the masterpieces at Museo Civico Santissima Annunziata, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eremo di Sant'Onofrio al Morrone, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Sulmona, and finally contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Filippo Neri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pelino Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Diocesano d'Arte Sacra, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maiella.

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You can drive from Venafro to Sulmona in 1.5 hours. August in Sulmona sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pescara.

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Pelino Museum ©
Pelino Museum
Chiesa di San Filippo Neri ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Neri
Chiesa di San Francesco della Scarpa ©
Chiesa di San Francesco della Scarpa

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Pescara

Pescara ©
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Centro di Recupero e Riabilitazione Tartarughe Marine, identify plant and animal life at Riserva Naturale Pineta di Santa Filomena, then explore the world behind art at Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum, and finally take in the views from Ponte del Mare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Sabbia d'Oro, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia S. Antonio di Padova, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia "Madonna dei Sette Dolori", and finally examine the collection at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pescara travel route planning tool .

Getting from Sulmona to Pescara by car takes about an hour. In August in Pescara, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Ancona.

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Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum ©
Paparella Treccia Devlet Museum

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Ancona

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Get some cultural insight at Cattedrale San Ciriaco and Centro Storico. Step out of the city life by going to Baia di Portonovo and Orto Botanico Selva di Gallignano. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Mezzavalle, enjoy the sea views from Faro Ancona, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo del Giocattolo e del Bambino, and get great views at Rione del Passetto.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ancona trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Pescara to Ancona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ravenna.

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Cattedrale San Ciriaco ©
Cattedrale San Ciriaco
Baia di Portonovo ©
Baia di Portonovo
Mezzavalle ©
Mezzavalle

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Ravenna

Ravenna ©
Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi) and Basilica San Vitale are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mar - Museo d'Arte della citta di Ravenna and Museo NatuRa. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baloo Beach, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Comunale, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pineta di Classe.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ravenna day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ancona to Ravenna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Ferrara.

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Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Basilica di San Giovanni Evangelista ©

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Ferrara

Ferrara ©
With surrounding medieval walls and network of 15th- and 16th-century architecture, the city of Ferrara is often deemed the Heart of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Gallerie d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMC) and then contemplate the long history of Palazzo Massari. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Paolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Ferrara Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Spirito, then immerse yourself in nature at Piazza Ariostea, then admire the masterpieces at Museo di Casa Romei, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello Estense.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ferrara trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Ravenna to Ferrara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ferrara can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Museo di Casa Romei ©
Museo di Casa Romei
Museo della Cattedrale ©
Museo della Cattedrale
Monastero di Sant'Antonio in Polesine ©

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