42 days in Italy Itinerary

42 days in Italy Itinerary

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Fly to Venice, Train to Verona
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Verona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 2 nights
Train
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Bologna
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Orvieto
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ravello
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Sorrento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lecce
— 2 nights
Fly
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Noto, Sicily
— 7 nights
Fly
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Rome
— 9 nights
Fly

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Verona

— 4 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Piazza Bra and Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family. Let the collections at Casa di Giulietta and AMO - Arena Museo Opera capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Verona is an approximately 32.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect nights in Verona to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Genoa

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Palazzo San Giorgio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, explore the world behind art at Museo Diocesano Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo, step into the grandiose world of D'Albertis Castle, then explore the galleries of Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello.

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Traveling by car from Verona to Genoa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Bologna

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Pietro, then get engrossed in the history at La Macchina del Tempo, and finally contemplate the long history of Torre Prendiparte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the striking features of Portico di San Luca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, explore the world behind art at Museo di Palazzo Poggi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Complesso Monumentale San Michele In Bosco, and finally admire the striking features of Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bologna trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bologna when traveling from Genoa in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Florence

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Gallerie Degli Uffizi. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Centro Storico. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Orvieto

— 3 nights

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Take a break from the city and head to Orvieto Underground and Anello della Rupe. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Orvieto and Piazza della Repubblica. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Pozzo di San Patrizio, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of Saints Severus and Martyrius, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro, and see the interesting displays at Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orvieto journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Orvieto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Orvieto are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Orvieto

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Ravello

— 4 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo. Step out of the city life by going to Valle delle Ferriere and Ravello - Atrani Walk. Step out of Ravello to go to Raito and see Le Vigne di Raito, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, contemplate the long history of Villa La Rondinaia, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ravello trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Ravello takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orvieto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sorrento

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Antonino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo dei San Filippo e Giacomo, take an in-depth tour of Museobottega della Tarsialignea, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Comunale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Paolo. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Sorrento, explore the world behind art at Correale di Terranova Museum, then make a trip to Piazza Tasso, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sorrento travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ravello to Sorrento by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Sorrento

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lecce

— 2 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Lecce, see the interesting displays at Museo Fantasy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicolo and Cataldo Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Ferroviario della Puglia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbazia di Santa Maria di Cerrate, and finally make a trip to Fontana dell’Armonia.

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You can drive from Sorrento to Lecce in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Sorrento in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lecce, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Noto.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites · Museums

Noto, Sicily

— 7 nights
Noto is a city and comune in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. Get some cultural insight at Centro Storico and Convento San Francesco d'Assisi all'Immacolata. Let the collections at Monastero del San salvatore and Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica capture your imagination. Explore Noto's surroundings by going to Modica (Church of San Pietro & Santa Maria del Gesu), Ragusa (Saint Giorgio & Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista) and Scicli (Suore Adoratrici Del Ss. Sacramento & A Rutta ri Ron Carmelu). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Orientata Oasi faunistica di Vendicari, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Nicolaci, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Calamosche.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Noto travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lecce to Noto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Noto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Rome

— 9 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Visiting Colle del Gianicolo and Colle Aventino will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Forum of Augustus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Noto to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.