48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
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Orvieto
— 2 nights
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Assisi
— 4 nights
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Siena
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 5 nights
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Gizzeria Lido
— 2 nights
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Taormina, Sicily
— 1 night
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Catania, Sicily
— 3 nights
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Syracuse, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 1 night
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Ravello
— 4 nights
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Naples
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Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Piazza Venezia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, and contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls ©
Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Orvieto

Orvieto
The striking town of Orvieto, perched on a volcanic cliff overlooking the Umbrian countryside, is known as the Green Heart of Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, learn about winemaking at Custodi Winery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Abbey of Saints Severus and Martyrius, then do a tasting at Cantine Neri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Moro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Duomo di Orvieto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Repubblica, examine the collection at Museo Delle Maioliche Medievali e Rinascimentali Orvietane, stop by Lavanda del Lago, then get to know the fascinating history of Rocca Albornoziana, and finally steep yourself in history at Pozzo di San Patrizio.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orvieto vacation planner.

Getting from Rome to Orvieto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in May since evenings lows in Orvieto dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Abbey of Saints Severus and Martyrius
Abbey of Saints Severus and Martyrius
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

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Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Museo della Porziuncola. Basilica di Santa Chiara and San Damiano are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di San Rufino, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, make a trip to Eremo delle Carceri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Rivotorto.

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Drive from Orvieto to Assisi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola
San Damiano ©
San Damiano

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Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Storico di Siena and Battistero di San Giovanni. Let the collections at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria del Carmine (San Niccolo al Carmine), pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola La Lastra.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena driving holiday website.

Getting from Assisi to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Siena are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico ©
Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
Wine Tours & Tastings
Battistero di San Giovanni ©
Battistero di San Giovanni

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Florence

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazzale Michelangelo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pitti Palace and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. There's much more to do: get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico

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Verona

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Museo di Castelvecchio. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di Santa Anastasia and Torre dei Lamberti. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at S. Giovanni in Valle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida-Verona.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Verona vacation planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Verona, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo) ©
Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)

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Venice

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Doge's Palace and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, stop by Campo del Ghetto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

Make your Venice itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gizzeria Lido.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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Gizzeria Lido

Gizzeria Lido ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Basilica Santo Angelo d'Acri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia San Teodoro, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di Santa Maria di Corazzo, see the interesting displays at Museo del Costume Calabrese, then examine the collection at Antiquarium Civico, and finally contemplate the long history of Scolacium Archaeological Park. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Le B Club, explore the historical opulence of Castello Medioevale Cleto, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Maria SS. delle Grazie della Quercia di Visora.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Venice to Gizzeria Lido. In May, daytime highs in Gizzeria Lido are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taormina.

Things to do in Gizzeria Lido

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Tiriolo, Parrocchia San Teodoro, Abbazia di Santa Maria di Corazzo, Castello Medioevale Cleto, Basilica Santo Angelo d'Acri
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Santo Angelo d'Acri ©
Basilica Santo Angelo d'Acri
Scolacium Archaeological Park ©
Scolacium Archaeological Park

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Taormina, Sicily

Taormina ©
With its warm island weather and cliffside location overlooking the Ionion Sea, Taormina has been one of Sicily's most popular getaway destinations since the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido La Dolce Vita, get great views at Chiesa Madonna della Rocca, then admire the masterpieces at Casa Cuseni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Pavone Francesco, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo della Badia Vecchia - Museo archeologico di Taormina, and then take a stroll around Piazza San Domenico de Guzman di Taormina.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Taormina trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gizzeria Lido to Taormina. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gizzeria Lido in June since evenings lows in Taormina dip to 24°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Catania.

Things to do in Taormina

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Casa Cuseni ©
Casa Cuseni
Duomo di Taormina ©
Duomo di Taormina
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca ©
Chiesa Madonna della Rocca

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Catania, Sicily

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Polo Tattile Multimediale and MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Cinema di Catania and Chiesa Sant'Agata la Vetere. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo MOGAM, take an in-depth tour of Museo Diocesano Catania, explore the ancient world of Terme Achilliane, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giuliano.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Catania vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Taormina to Catania takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Catania

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Cinema di Catania ©
Museo del Cinema di Catania
Casa Museo Giovanni Verga ©
Casa Museo Giovanni Verga
Polo Tattile Multimediale ©
Polo Tattile Multimediale

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Syracuse, Sicily

Syracuse ©
Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, examine the collection at L'Angolo del Papiro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, then look for gifts at Mercato Di Siracusa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Teatro Greco, delve into the distant past at Ara di Ierone, then explore the historical opulence of Azienda Agricola Pupillo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Le Nereidi.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Syracuse sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Catania to Syracuse takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Palermo.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo ©
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo
Teatro Greco ©
Teatro Greco
Azienda Agricola Pupillo ©
Azienda Agricola Pupillo

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Palermo, Sicily

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Mondello, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di S. Domenico e Chiostro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, then admire the striking features of Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Di San Giuseppe Dei Falegnami, Facolta Di Giurisprudenza, Universita Di Palermo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria della Pieta', take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then take in the exciting artwork at Museo Diocesano di Palermo (Le Stanze dei Vescovi), then make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Palermo itinerary planning app.

Getting from Syracuse to Palermo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo ©
Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Spiaggia di Mondello

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Capri, Island of Capri

Capri ©
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 11th (Thu): trek along Fortini Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Grande Public Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria a Cetrella.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Capri route builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Palermo to Capri takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Capri are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ravello.

Things to do in Capri

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Fortini Coastal Walk ©
Fortini Coastal Walk
Santa Maria a Cetrella ©
Santa Maria a Cetrella
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach

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Ravello

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Get some historical perspective at Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Villa Rufolo. Appreciate the collections at Museo della Carta and Ravello Arte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Santuario di Montevergine (in Mercogliano), Badia della Santissima Trinita' (in Cava De' Tirreni) and Scavi di Stabia (in Castellammare Di Stabia). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Ravello, and do a tasting at Le Vigne di Raito.

Plan my day in Ravello using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Ravello are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Amalfi, Santuario di Montevergine, Museo d'Arte Sacra "Don C. Confalone", Badia della Santissima Trinita', Le Vigne di Raito
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Villa Rufolo ©
Villa Rufolo

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Visit Galleria Borbonica and Museo delle Arti Sanitarie for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli and The Neapolis Buried. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Catacombe di San Gaudioso, explore the galleries of Complesso Museale Santa Maria delle Anime del Purgatorio ad Arco, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in June since evenings lows in Naples dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Catacombe di San Gaudioso ©
Catacombe di San Gaudioso

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