32 days in Italy Itinerary

32 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner
Make it your trip
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Milan
— 3 nights
Train
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Turin
— 3 nights
Train
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La Spezia
— 3 nights
Train
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Bologna
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Catania
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Palermo
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Bari
— 4 nights
Bus
8
Sorrento
— 5 nights
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Milan — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Milan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

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

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Milan is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in December, with highs in Milan at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turin.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Turin — 3 nights

City of Magic

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.
Turin is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Superga.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turin road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turin are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll set off for La Spezia on the 2nd (Mon).
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

La Spezia — 3 nights

La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Spezia: Boccadasse (in Genoa), San Michele in Foro (in Lucca) and Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa). There's much more to do: stroll around Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere, cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read La Spezia route planner.

You can drive from Turin to La Spezia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in January, you will find days in La Spezia are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). You'll set off for Bologna on the 5th (Thu).
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

Bologna — 4 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Venture out of the city with trips to Venice (Ponte di Rialto, Canal Grande, &more) and Florence (Florence Academy of Fine Arts, Piazzale Michelangelo, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna attractions planner.

You can drive from La Spezia to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Spezia in January, expect Bologna to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Catania.
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Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

Catania — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Taormina (Corso Umberto, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, &more) and Syracuse (Ortigia, Duomo di Siracusa, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Etna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia, and ponder the design of Fontana dell'Amenano.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Catania day trip planning app.

You can fly from Bologna to Catania in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bologna in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Catania: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Palermo.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Palermo — 3 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Change things up with a short trip to Duomo di Monreale in Monreale (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Palermo, don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo day trip site.

Traveling by car from Catania to Palermo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bari.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Bari — 4 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Chiesa San Michele in Frangesto (in Monopoli), Matera (Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, Sassi di Matera, &more) and MUDIMA - Museo Diocesano Matronei Altamura (in Altamura). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Nicola, admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Bari driving holiday planner.

Getting from Palermo to Bari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. January in Bari sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sorrento.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Sorrento — 5 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Pompeii (House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), Forum, &more) and Salerno (Museo della Ceramica Alfonso Tafuri, Duomo di Salerno, &more). Dedicate the 20th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at SPA ULYSSE, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Sant'Antonio Abate, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Felice e Baccolo.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sorrento vacation planner.

Drive from Bari to Sorrento in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bari in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sorrento, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Italy travel guide

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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.
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