47 days in Italy Itinerary

47 days in Italy Itinerary

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Milan
— 2 nights
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Venice
— 3 nights
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Verona
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Rome
— 14 nights
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Positano
— 4 nights
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Naples
— 8 nights
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Milan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Brera District, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip tool.

Victoria, Canada to Milan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Victoria in March, you will find days in Milan are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
Visit Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as San Giorgio Maggiore and Dorsoduro. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, contemplate the long history of Piazza delle Erbe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dei Lamberti, and finally admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova, admire the masterpieces at Camera degli Sposi, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Verona driving holiday planner.

Getting from Venice to Verona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in March, expect Verona to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Centro Storico. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Museo Nazionale della Certosa Monumentale di Calci (in Calci), Pisa (Camposanto & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Siena (Archivio di Stato & Centro Storico di Siena). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Verona to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Verona in March: high temperatures in Florence hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Rome

— 14 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Museo Storico Piana delle Orme (in Borgo Faiti). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Popular historic sites such as Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Gesu Nuovo Church are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The Neapolis Buried and Museo delle Arti Sanitarie. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta) and Macellum (Temple of Serapis) (in Pozzuoli). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, and delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Naples, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Positano.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Positano

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum and Duomo di Sant'Andrea. Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Tempio di Hera II. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, Duomo di Ravello, &more), Museo della Carta (in Amalfi) and Villa di Poppea (in Torre Annunziata). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, stop by Art & Craft Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sorrento, and delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Positano are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Positano

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Naples

— 8 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea and Castello Aragonese d'Ischia. Let the collections at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro and Museo del Profumo capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario dell'Addolorata di Castelpetroso (in Castelpetroso), Benevento (Arco di Traiano (114 d. C.) & Chiesa di Santa Sofia) and Castello Aragonese di Aversa (in Aversa). Enjoy Naples some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cimitero delle Fontanelle, admire the masterpieces at Monumental Complex Donnaregina - Diocesan Museum of Naples, delve into the distant past at Aquinum Sito Archeologico, and make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples planner.

Drive from Positano to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

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.