42 days in Italy Itinerary

42 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy route planner

Make it your trip
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Naples
— 6 nights
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Rome
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Pisa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Milan
— 5 nights
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Padua
— 3 nights
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Lido di Venezia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Venice
— 6 nights
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Naples

— 6 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Venture out of the city with trips to Chiesa di San Pancrazio Martire (in Conca dei Marini), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Positano (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Fornillo, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Salerno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Trofimena, and admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naples visit planner.

Athens, Greece to Naples is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naples when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

Make your Rome itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Naples to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Wine Tours & Tastings, &more), Poggio al Bosco (in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Pisa

— 4 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Get out of town with these interesting Pisa side-trips: Manarola (Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours & Chiesa di San Lorenzo), Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato) and Bagni Etruria (in Castiglioncello). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, get a tailor-made plan with Italy Shore Drivers, learn about winemaking at Terre del Marchesato, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di San Giovanni.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pisa vacation site.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Genoa

— 5 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Incendio del Castello con la Processione Religiosa dei Crocifissi (in Rapallo), Monterosso al Mare (Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Angelo's Boat Tours - Cinque Terre Boat Tours, &more) and Montaribaldi (in Barbaresco). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, admire the landmark architecture of House of Gio Carlo Brignole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Confraternita della SS. Trinita, and get outside with Societa Ippica del Bardigiano.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Genoa travel route app.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Pisa in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Milan

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Milan vacation maker app.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Genoa in August, plan for little chillier nights in Milan, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Padua.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Padua

— 3 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Explore Padua's surroundings by going to Borso del Grappa (Asd Sport Montegrappa & Sacrario di Cima Grappa), Sentiero dei Carmini (in Marostica) and PDC Cartizze (in Valdobbiadene). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, get outside with Covolo Di Bustione, delve into the distant past at Teatro Anatomico, and make a trip to Prato della Valle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Padua driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Milan to Padua by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Padua can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Lido di Venezia.

Things to do in Padua

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Lido di Venezia

— 1 night
An 11 km (7 mi) sandbar, Lido di Venezia provides a home for three settlements.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi, enjoy breathtaking views from Il Campanile Storto, stop by Alessandro Tagliapietra - Murano Glass Jewels, then make a trip to Parrocchia San Martino Vescovo, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lido.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lido di Venezia sightseeing site.

You can take a train from Padua to Lido di Venezia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lido di Venezia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Venice.

Things to do in Lido di Venezia

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Venice

— 6 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Casa di Giulietta, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker tool.

Ride a ferry from Lido di Venezia to Venice in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side 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.

City of Venice travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, of which there are 400. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.In 2014, 264,579 people resided in Comune di Venezia, of whom around 55,000 live in the historic city of Venice (Centro storico). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE), with a total population of 2.6 million. PATREVE is a statistical metropolitan area without any degree of autonomy.The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC. The city was historically the capital of the Republic of Venice. Venice has been known as the "La Dominante," "Serenissima," "Queen of the Adriatic," "City of Water," "City of Masks," "City of Bridges," "The Floating City," and "City of Canals."

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