31 days in Italy & Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in Italy & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly
5
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive
7
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello Estense and Cannaregio. Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Verona (Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Venice is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Venice is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in September, with highs in Venice at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

6
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Pitti Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico and The Baptistery of St. John. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Torre del Mangia, &more), San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, Guardastelle Vineyard, &more) and Montecatini Alto (in Montecatini Alto). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Villa San Michele. Get in touch with nature at I Faraglioni and Fornillo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Capri (Giardini di Augusto & Via Camerelle), Walk Positano by Gabriella (in Positano) and Pompeii (Tempio di Giove Capitolino, Lupanar, &more). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Galleria Borbonica, steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Naples sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

7
nights
Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Visit Colosseum and Vatican Museums for their historical value. Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Culture Discovery Vacations - Cooking Classes & Vacations (in Soriano nel Cimino). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Rome sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

3
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Galle, Sri Lanka

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Galle Fort and Bentota Beach. Get outdoors at Mirissa Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Galle with an excursion to Hikkaduwa Beach in Hikkaduwa--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galle visit planner.

You can fly from Rome to Galle in 18.5 hours. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Rome to Galle due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rome in October: highs in Galle hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Ella, Sri Lanka

The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ella holiday builder website.

Getting from Galle to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

2
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Day Gem Tours and then take the plunge with ZRI Adventures.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Colombo trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Colombo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation

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Highlights from your trip

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.