48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy itinerary planner

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Venice
— 5 nights
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Alba
— 12 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 3 nights
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Gaiole in Chianti
— 8 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
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Cortona
— 3 nights
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Orvieto
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 8 nights
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Venice

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Piazza della Frutta, Scrovegni Chapel, &more) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Torre dei Lamberti, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary tool.

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Alba.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Alba

— 12 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alba: Zoom Torino (in Cumiana), Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino) and Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio (in Piossasco). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, don't miss a visit to Finalborgo, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the verdant scenery at Langhe landscapes UNESCO.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Alba trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Alba in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Alba, with lows around 54°F. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Alba

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

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: Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi (in Genoa), Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere (in La Spezia) and Focaccia al Formaggio (in Recco). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cinque Terre trip planning app.

Getting from Alba to Cinque Terre by train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gaiole in Chianti.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gaiole in Chianti

— 8 nights
Gaiole in Chianti is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40km southeast of Florence and about 15km northeast of Siena. Explore Gaiole in Chianti's surroundings by going to Asciano (Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Crete Senesi, &more), Greve in Chianti (Enoteca Falorni, Piazza Matteotti, &more) and Prada Outlet (Space) (in Montevarchi). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Fattoria Casa Sola, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monterinaldi, and experience rural life at Pornanino.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gaiole in Chianti tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Gaiole in Chianti takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Florence on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Gaiole in Chianti

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more) and Pieve dei Santi Giovanni ed Ermolao (in Calci). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning site.

You can drive from Gaiole in Chianti to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cortona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Cortona

— 3 nights

City of Art

The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Explore Cortona's surroundings by going to Spas (in Chianciano Terme), Montepulciano (Azienda Agricola Ercolani & Piazza Grande a Montepulciano) and Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Diocesano, look for gifts at Silvia Taccola Vanni - Laboratorio Stilistico, do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leuta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita, Cortona.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cortona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Cortona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orvieto.

Things to do in Cortona

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Orvieto

— 2 nights

Green Heart of Italy

The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
On the 10th (Mon), do a tasting at Decugnano dei Barbi, then stop by L'Orvietan, then admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Orvieto, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Parco dei Mostri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Civita di Bagnoregio, then engage your brain at Museo Geologico e delle Frane, and finally steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orvieto day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cortona to Orvieto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Orvieto, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rome

— 8 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 Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning app.

You can drive from Orvieto to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side 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.