45 days in Italy Itinerary

45 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy visit planner

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Cagliari
— 3 nights
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Turin
— 3 nights
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Novara
— 3 nights
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Pavia
— 1 night
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Milan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tremezzina
— 1 night
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Varenna
— 3 nights
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Brescia
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Trento
— 4 nights
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Bolzano
— 4 nights
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Padua
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Udine
— 3 nights
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Trieste
— 4 nights
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Cagliari

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cagliari side-trips: Laconi (Chiesa Di Sant Ambrogio E Sant Ignazio & Parco Aymerich), Carolina Ranch Escursioni e Tour (in Sant'Antioco) and Pescaturismo Jessica (in Teulada). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero, stroll through Spiaggia di San Nicolo', walk around Parco della Giara Tuili, and head outdoors with Vivere a Cagliari.

Plan trip to Cagliari with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Rome to Cagliari is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Cagliari can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Cagliari

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Turin

— 3 nights

City of Magic

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Pista Ciclabile Airasca - Moretta (in Airasca), Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio (in Piossasco) and Colle del Nivolet (in Ceresole Reale). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclabile Rio Freidano, learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, and stroll through Anemos - PedalaTo.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Turin trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Cagliari to Turin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cagliari in August: highs in Turin hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Novara.

Things to do in Turin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Novara

— 3 nights
Novara is the capital city of the province of Novara in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy, to the west of Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Novara: Bungee Center Veglio (in Veglio), I Sentieri dei Lupi del Cornaggia - MTB (in Colazza) and Cantina Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacro Monte, look for gifts at Ginger Loves Colors, and identify plant and animal life at La Baraggia di Candelo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Novara online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Turin to Novara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Novara: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pavia.

Things to do in Novara

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pavia

— 1 night
Pavia is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Borgo della Rocca, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre S. Dalmazio di Pavia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica San Teodoro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pavia sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Novara to Pavia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Pavia, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Pavia

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: Faro voltiano (in Brunate), Boat2Go (in Oliveto Lario) and Como (Life Electric, Lake Como Adventures, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Milan online trip maker.

You can drive from Pavia to Milan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

Tremezzina

— 1 night
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with AC Boat, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tremezzina tour planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Tremezzina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Tremezzina sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Varenna.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Museums · Parks · Transportation · Tours

Side Trip

Varenna

— 3 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varenna: Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, &more) and Como Lake Paragliding (in Gera Lario). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Forte Montecchio Nord, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona, and go for a walk through Green Way dei Patriarchi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Varenna online trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Tremezzina to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Varenna are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Brescia.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Brescia

— 3 nights

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brescia: Mountain Live, canyoning in Trentino (in Storo), Cascate Val Daone (in Valdaone) and SKYclimber (in Voltino). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Valle di Scalve and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diga del Gleno.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brescia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Varenna to Brescia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Brescia

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Verona

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Villa Calicantus (in Calmasino), Lago di Garda (in Garda) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). Next up on the itinerary: experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, and see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Verona trip builder app.

You can drive from Brescia to Verona in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Verona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Verona

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trento

— 4 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parco naturale Sciliar-Catinaccio (in Tiers), Trentino WILD - Rafting & Outdoor (in Dimaro Folgarida) and Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta (in Villa Lagarina). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Pista ciclabile della Vallagarina: Trento - Rovereto – Avio, trek along Percorso dell'Otto, take some stellar pictures from Val di Cembra, and examine the collection at Museo Pietra Viva.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Trento visit planner.

Drive from Verona to Trento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Trento

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Bolzano

— 4 nights

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bolzano: Chiesa di Santa Gertrude (in Barbiano), Sudtiroler Volkskundemuseum / Museo degli usi e costumi (in Brunico) and Pozza di Fassa (Adventure Park Piciocaa & Sass Pordoi). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Parco Naturale Puez Odle, get engrossed in the history at BZ '18-'45: Un monumento, una citta, due dittature, glide through the air with Paragliding Tandem Gardenafly, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di San Silvestro.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bolzano trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Trento to Bolzano in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bolzano are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Padua.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Padua

— 3 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Explore Padua's surroundings by going to Vieni a Volare (in Semonzo), Marostica (Passeggiata nelle colline di San Benedetto & Sentiero dei Carmini) and Borso del Grappa (Sacrario di Cima Grappa & Asd Sport Montegrappa). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, learn about winemaking at Cantina San Gregorio, stop by Incantesimi di Alberto, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Ezzelino.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Padua online trip builder.

You can drive from Bolzano to Padua in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bolzano in September, expect nights in Padua to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a shuttle to Venice.

Things to do in Padua

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Venice

— 3 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.
Step out of Venice with an excursion to PDC Cartizze in Valdobbiadene--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice route planning site.

Getting from Padua to Venice by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Padua in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Udine.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Udine

— 3 nights
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udine: Saisera Wild Track (in Malborghetto-Valbruna), Laghi di Fusine (in Tarvisio) and Anello delle Malghe di Lateis (in Lateis). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at L’ippovia della Valle del Cormor, find something for the whole family at Parkunzi, and hike along Sentiero Della Sdricca.

Find out how to plan Udine trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Venice to Udine in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trieste.

Things to do in Udine

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Trieste

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Explore Trieste's surroundings by going to Grotta Fioravante (in Duino Aurisina) and Circolo Ippico Lignanese (in Lignano Sabbiadoro). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, identify plant and animal life at Sentiero Josef Ressel, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo del Municipio, and trek along Percorso Storico del Brestovec.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Trieste day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Udine to Trieste in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Trieste, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Trieste

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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.

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."