44 days in Italy Itinerary

44 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

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Venice
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Como
— 1 night
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Milan
— 3 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Pisa
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Rome
— 5 nights
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Amalfi
— 4 nights
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Positano
— 2 nights
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Sorrento
— 1 night
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Capri
— 2 nights
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Ischia
— 1 night
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Venice

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Piazza della Frutta, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

London, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, Venice is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Verona

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella dei Notai. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Corona, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Te, then don't miss a visit to Skyline di Mantova, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Ducale.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Verona trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Como

— 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Piazza Cavour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, don't miss a visit to Life Electric, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Como trip planning website.

You can drive from Verona to Como in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites

Milan

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi (in Varenna) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bellagio). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Milan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Scalinata delle Tre Caravelle, Aquarium of Genoa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Cinque Terre Wellness and get great views at View Point Corniglia.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pisa

— 3 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Explore Pisa's surroundings by going to Lucca (Torre Guinigi & Le mura di Lucca), Italy Shore Drivers (in Cecina) and Podere Pellicciano - Agrisole (in San Miniato). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, learn about winemaking at Batzella, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, and make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pisa travel route website.

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico & Piazza del Campo). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence day trip planning website.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Amalfi

— 4 nights

Painted Town

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.
Amalfi is known for historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, cruise along Amalfi Coast, and view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amalfi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rome to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in April since evenings lows in Amalfi dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Positano

— 2 nights
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): shop like a local with Miniaci Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Suppraiano, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre di Grado, then surround yourself with nature on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, then look for gifts at Ceramica Assunta, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano online visit planner.

Getting from Amalfi to Positano by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in May, Positano is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Sorrento

— 1 night

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 4th (Tue): experience rural life at La Masseria Farm Experience, stop by Antonella Ferrante, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento online vacation planner.

You can drive from Positano to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Capri

— 2 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Belvedere di Tragara, admire the masterpieces at Museo Ignazio Cerio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Umberto I, then head outdoors with Via Krupp, and finally take some stellar pictures from Belvedere Cannone. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, then stroll the grounds of Cimitero Acattolico (The Non-Catholic Cemetery), then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Villa Malaparte.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri trip itinerary website.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Capri

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Ischia

— 1 night
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Pietro, then stop by Gelateria Ice da Luciano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa del Soccorso, and finally contemplate the long history of Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ischia trip itinerary maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Ischia in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Salerno (Villa Comunale, Promenade Trieste, &more) and Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Miglio Sacro, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Naples online tour itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Ischia to Naples in 2 hours. In May in Naples, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, make a trip to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, then admire the striking features of Norman Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, and finally stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sala Del Calendario Del Convento Di San Domenico, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Conte Federico, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas", and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Palermo online trip maker.

You can fly from Naples to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Cagliari.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Cagliari

— 1 night

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Ranch Paky Barroso, stop by Marina, and then identify plant and animal life at Saline Conti Vecchi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cagliari trip planning site.

Fly from Palermo to Cagliari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cagliari

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your 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.

Lake Como travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."

Amalfi Coast travel guide

4.2
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.

Sardinia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Caves
Sardinia, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and charm, is loved by visitors looking for things to do outdoors on their holiday, like swimming, boating, windsurfing, hiking, climbing, and camping. Taking advantage of the island's near-perfect summer weather, visitors tend to overcrowd Sardinia's coastal areas. The inner life of the island, away from the most popular vacation spots, remains largely unblemished by mass tourism and commercialization. Sardinia is steeped in history and has a colorful character quite different from the rest of Italy. This is where the ancient Nuragic society, whose stone monuments still litter the land, flourished more than three millennia ago--predating the Etruscan civilization in mainland Italy by several hundred years. Sardinia's seaside resorts may be among the best in the world, but its quieter and more interesting countryside offers a greater array of attractions, including a patchwork of forests, citrus groves, and medieval villages.