43 days in Italy Itinerary

43 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy trip maker

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Rome
— 6 nights
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Naples
— 6 nights
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Ravello
— 6 nights
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Siena
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Verona
— 6 nights
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Venice
— 6 nights
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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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Rome to Castel Gandolfo to see Le Palme about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rome vacation builder website.

Cardiff, UK to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in May; daily highs in Rome reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Naples

— 6 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Appreciate the collections at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Pompeii (Lupanar & Bosco de Medici Winery). Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Naples are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Ravello

— 6 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
We've included these beaches for you: Fornillo and Lido Capo di Conca. Get a sense of the local culture at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Museo della Carta. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Spiaggia Grande, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, &more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, take a memorable drive along Amalfi Coast, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Ravello online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Naples to Ravello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Siena

— 6 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
You'll explore and learn at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Torre e Casa Campatelli. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti), San Gimignano (Galleria Gagliardi & Historic Centre of San Gimignano) and Montalcino (Podere Il Cocco & Azienda Agricola Uccelliera). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Francesco, admire the masterpieces at Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, and contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Siena attractions planner.

You can drive from Ravello to Siena in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, subway, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in June, plan for little chillier nights in Siena, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Florence

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. Do your shopping at M.G. Design and Limbo Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Bagno Maurizio (in Viareggio). Dedicate the 29th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Verona

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lago di Garda and Jamaica Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone and Al Corno Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bracco Baldo Beach (in Peschiera del Garda), Trentino WILD - Rafting & Outdoor (in Dimaro Folgarida) and Lago di Ledro (in Ledro). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, contemplate the long history of Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Verona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Do your shopping at Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli and Segni nel Tempo antiquarian bookshop. Get outdoors at Canal Grande and Bagno Bambu. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Lido delle Nazioni (Bagno Aloha & Bagno Capo Hoorn), I Vini di Emilio Bulfon (in Pinzano al Tagliamento) and PDC Cartizze (in Valdobbiadene). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Doge's Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

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Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Venice

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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.