40 days in Italy Itinerary

40 days in Italy Itinerary

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40 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Rome
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Verona
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Assisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ravello
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Naples
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
8
Pompeii
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Amalfi
— 3 nights
train:  7​h
10
Milan
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

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.
Appreciate the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Galleria Borghese. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Piazza Venezia. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Campidoglio, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Gesu.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel planner.

Chandigarh, India to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Rome. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dorsoduro and San Giorgio Maggiore. Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Verona

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazzale Castel San Pietro and Museo di Castelvecchio. Get some historical perspective at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) and Arena di Verona. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of Sant'Eufemia, do a tasting at Villa Mosconi Bertani, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Giulietta.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Verona trip itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Venice to Verona in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Verona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Piazzale Castel San Pietro ©
Piazzale Castel San Pietro

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Museo Nazionale del Bargello and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip app .

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cattedrale di San Rufino and Basilica di Santa Chiara. Let the collections at Museo della Porziuncola and Assisi Galleria 6C capture your imagination. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eremo delle Carceri, contemplate the long history of San Damiano, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Assisi trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Assisi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ravello.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
Basilica di Santa Chiara ©
Basilica di Santa Chiara

7
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
You'll get in some beach time at Spiaggia di castiglione and Otium Spa Costa d'Amalfi. You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Museo Diocesano San Prisco. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Cava De' Tirreni (Monte Castello & Santuario dell'Avvocatella), Le Vigne di Raito (in Vietri sul Mare) and Cetara (Spiaggia Lannio & Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ravello online travel route planner .

Getting from Assisi to Ravello by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Assisi in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cava De' Tirreni, Maiori, Minori, Cetara, Parrocchia di S. Alfonso De' Liguori
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borbonica and The Neapolis Buried. Escape the urban bustle at Bagno Elena and Parco Sommerso di Gaiola Area Marina Protetta. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni a Carbonara, stroll through Riva Fiorita, and delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico Pausilypon.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples trip maker .

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in September, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Naples. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso

3
nights
Pompeii

Pompeii ©
Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 30th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Forum, then don't miss a visit to Via dell'Abbondanza - Excavations, then take in the awesome beauty at Vesuvius National Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Scavi di Stabia, explore the ancient world of Casa del Fauno, make a trip to Terme del Foro, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pompeii holiday planner .

Pompeii is just a stone's throw from Naples. September in Pompeii sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Scavi di Stabia, Vesuvius National Park, Sorrentino Vini
Highlights from your plan
Vesuvius National Park ©
Vesuvius National Park
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Forum ©
Forum

3
nights
Amalfi

Amalfi ©
Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Sant'Andrea and Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiostro del Paradiso and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrow (Sancturio Maria Santissima Addolorata). Explore Amalfi's surroundings by going to Fornillo (in Positano) and Parrocchia Di San Gennaro (in Praiano). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo della Carta, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario del Getsemani, and don't miss a visit to Ruga Nova Mercatorum (Via dei Mercanti).

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amalfi online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Amalfi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Capaccio-Paestum, Parrocchia Di San Gennaro, Parrocchia Ss. Annunziata, S.Maria Maddalena, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Museo della Carta ©
Museo della Carta

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Basin Viarenna. On your second day here, take a stroll through Brera District, then explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milan trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Amalfi to Milan takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In October, Milan is slightly colder than Amalfi - with highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Villa Necchi Campiglio ©
Villa Necchi Campiglio

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