45 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

45 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Naples, Italy
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Verona, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Hyderabad, India

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, wander the streets of Trastevere, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online day trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Rome. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in April; daily highs in Rome reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

7
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Positano (Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods, Il Sentiero Degli Dei, &more), Ravello (Duomo di Ravello, Villa Rufolo, &more) and I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos (in Praiano). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the exciting artwork at Sol’Art Ceramiche, steep yourself in history at Catacombe di San Gaudioso, and learn about winemaking at Le Vigne di Raito.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naples tour itinerary website.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Positano, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii Archaeological Park, I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos
Highlights from your plan
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park

7
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo) and Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano). Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour planning app.

Traveling by train from Naples to Florence takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Guardastelle Vineyard ©
Guardastelle Vineyard
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Turin, Italy

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, and then get great views at Basilica of Superga. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Florence in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, Basilica of Superga
Highlights from your plan
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema

1
night
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lake Maggiore trip builder.

You can drive from Turin to Lake Maggiore in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Turin in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lake Maggiore: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. You'll set off for Locarno on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

1
night
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Lake Maggiore to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Locarno, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Milan on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Museums

4
nights
Milan, Italy

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Anything But Work (in Mandello del Lario) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, admire the verdant scenery at Valchiavenna, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan online travel planner.

Getting from Locarno to Milan by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, Anything But Work, Villa del Balbianello, Valchiavenna
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

7
nights
Verona, Italy

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.
Verona is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Arena di Verona, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Verona holiday planner.

Drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Verona sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Piazza delle Erbe ©
Piazza delle Erbe

7
nights
Venice, Italy

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Room Escape Games, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Verona to Venice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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