42 days in Italy Itinerary

42 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  24 h
1
Rome
— 9 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Matera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Alberobello
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Pisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Forte Dei Marmi
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
8
Genoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Turin
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
10
Milan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Venice
— 5 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Sydney

9
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pantheon and St. Peter's Basilica. Get some historical perspective at Vatican Museums and Piazza Navona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Maneggio Jolly Horse (in Terni), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Franciscan Sanctuary of the Nativity (in Greccio). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and get engrossed in the history at Necropoli della Banditaccia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rome is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Rome. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Terni, Vatican City, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Necropoli della Banditaccia, Giardino di Ninfa
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa dei Misteri. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and Museo delle Arti Sanitarie. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Pompeii (Forum & Lupanar). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, and engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naples online trip builder.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matera.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pompeii
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Forum ©
Forum
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

2
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino. Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina and MOOM Matera Olive Oil Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: Gravina in Puglia (Gravina in Puglia - Cattedrale & Laboratorio della Cola Cola - La Casa della Cola Cola). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria de Idris, pause for some serene contemplation at Piazza Duomo, get to know the fascinating history of Casa Cisterna Sotterranea, and explore the ancient world of Convicinio Di Sant' Antonio.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Matera vacation planner.

Drive from Naples to Matera in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Naples in April; daily highs in Matera reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Altamura, Gravina in Puglia
Highlights from your plan
Church of Santa Maria de Idris ©
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino ©
La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina

2
nights
Alberobello

Alberobello ©
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Dell'olio, wander the streets of Rione Aia Piccola, pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Santuario Basilica S.S. Cosma E Damiano, thenexamine the collection at Cantina Albea winery and museum, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Castello Marchione, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lama Monachile, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alberobello trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Matera to Alberobello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Lama Monachile, Castello Marchione, Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio detta del Purgatorio
Highlights from your plan
Trullo Sovrano ©
Trullo Sovrano
Castello Marchione ©
Castello Marchione
Rione Aia Piccola ©
Rione Aia Piccola

4
nights
Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pitti Palace and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Alberobello to Florence in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for Pisa on the 3rd (Mon).

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

3
nights
Pisa

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
You'll explore and learn at Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa and Museo delle Sinopie. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Duomo di Pisa and Baptistery of St. John. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Blu, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, and make a trip to Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Pisa online trip maker.

Drive from Florence to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Forte Dei Marmi.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo di Storia Naturale - Universita di Pisa
Highlights from your plan
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

few
hours
Forte Dei Marmi

Forte Dei Marmi ©
Forte dei Marmi is a sea town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy). Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get outside with Bagno Maestrale.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Forte Dei Marmi online road trip planner.

Getting from Pisa to Forte Dei Marmi by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. May in Forte Dei Marmi sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Genoa.

Things to do in Forte Dei Marmi

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bagno Maestrale ©
Bagno Maestrale

2
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Christopher Columbus' House. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Porta Soprana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, thensee the interesting displays at Palazzo Doria Tursi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Forte Dei Marmi to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Forte Dei Marmi in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Genoa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Portofino, Camogli
Highlights from your plan
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
Palazzo Ducale ©
Palazzo Ducale
Faro di Portofino ©
Faro di Portofino

2
nights
Turin

Turin ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo di Antichita, and finally see the interesting displays at Linea 7 Storica.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin trip builder.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, Turin is little chillier than Genoa - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Reale ©
Palazzo Reale
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Museo del Novecento. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano and Gallerie d’Italia. Step out of Milan to go to Arese and see Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Milan journey builder tool.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Milan, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Conte, thenadmire the striking features of Arche Scaligere, and then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Verona journey builder website.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Verona sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Mantua
Highlights from your plan
Camera degli Sposi ©
Camera degli Sposi
Rotonda di San Lorenzo ©
Rotonda di San Lorenzo
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castello Estense and Cannaregio. Get some cultural insight at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Ferrara (Via San Romano, Via delle Volte, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Veneta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and don't miss a visit to Scala Contarini del Bovolo.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online route planner.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ferrara, Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Veneta ©
Laguna Veneta
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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