48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 5 nights
Train
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Pompeii
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Bari
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vieste
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cascia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Spello
— 3 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 1 night
Drive
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Siena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Venice
— 5 nights
Shuttle
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Padua
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castelnuovo del Garda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oliveto Lario
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Pisa
— 5 nights
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Rome

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Bring the kids along to Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, and explore the galleries of Vatican Museums.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome online journey maker.

Beirut, Lebanon to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Rome. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Beirut in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Naples

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 16th (Thu), make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then examine the collection at Il Piccolo Museo Del Cammeo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pompeii.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pompeii

— 3 nights

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Garden of Ship Europa House - Excavations, explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Forum, then steep yourself in history at Lupanar, and finally contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa di Fabio Amandio, explore the ancient world of Edificio di Eumachia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei, then learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, and finally look for gifts at Lo Chalet di Mirko.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii visit planner.

Pompeii is very close to Naples. In August, daytime highs in Pompeii are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bari.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Bari

— 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arciconfraternita Maria Ss Del Rosario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, and then appreciate the history behind Statua di San Nicola.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Bari attractions site.

You can drive from Pompeii to Bari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Bari, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vieste.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Vieste

— 3 nights
Vieste is a town, comune and former Catholic bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. Bring the kids along to Spiaggia dei Colombi and Vieste Promenade. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Portonuovo, don't miss a visit to Trabucco San Lorenzo, cool off at La Bussola Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia Porto Greco.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vieste trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Bari to Vieste takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bari in August, you will find days in Vieste are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cascia.

Things to do in Vieste

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Cascia

— 2 nights
Cascia is a town and comune (municipality) of the Italian province of Perugia in a rather remote area of the mountainous southeastern corner of Umbria. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Rita, don't miss a visit to Scoglio della Preghiera, then get into the urban bustle at Piazza San Benedetto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Benedetto, and finally appreciate the history behind Statua Dedicata a San Benedetto Santo Patrono. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Parco Avventura Nahar, make a trip to Labro, then don't miss a visit to Casa Maritale Di Santa Rita, then make a trip to Orto Del Miracolo, and finally make a trip to Il Lazzaretto.

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Getting from Vieste to Cascia by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Vieste in August, plan for slightly colder days in Cascia, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Spello.

Things to do in Cascia

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Spello

— 3 nights
Spello is an ancient town and comune of Italy, in the province of Perugia in east central Umbria, on the lower southern flank of Mt. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at MicroBirrificio DieciNove, then look for gifts at La Bottega Di Teresa, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Borgo Antico di Colle Pino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Madonna della Spella, then make a trip to Torri di Properzio e Porta Venere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella Baglioni.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Spello tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Cascia to Spello by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Spello when traveling from Cascia in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Spello

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Assisi

— 1 night

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Inferiore di San Francesco, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Fontana di San Rufino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano.

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Assisi is just a short distance from Spello. August in Assisi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums

Siena

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siena, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Accademia dei Fisiocritici, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Piccolomini, and then make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Siena day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Siena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Florence

— 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then pause for some photo ops at Patroclo e Menelao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at La Bottega del Produttore, hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Ratto di Polissena.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Siena to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Tours · Wineries · Beaches · Parks

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Venice online road trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Padua.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Padua

— 2 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Prato della Valle, take in nature's colorful creations at Padua Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, admire the striking features of Palazzo Tolomei, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Donghi Ponti, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Amusement Park, have fun and explore at Museo Veneto Del Giocattolo, Padova, Italia, get in on the family fun at Parco Padovaland, then pause for some photo ops at Statua della "Vecchia Padova", and finally explore the ancient world of Teatro Anatomico.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Padua trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in September: highs in Padua hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Castelnuovo del Garda.

Things to do in Padua

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Castelnuovo del Garda

— 2 nights
Castelnuovo del Garda is an Italian comune (municipality), in the Province of Verona, in Veneto, on a couple of morainic hills few kilometers south-east from Garda lake. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parco Natura Viva and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium. On the next day, make a splash at Parco Cavour.

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You can drive from Padua to Castelnuovo del Garda in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Padua in September: highs in Castelnuovo del Garda hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Oliveto Lario.

Things to do in Castelnuovo del Garda

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Oliveto Lario

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Lierna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riva Bianca Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Grona, and finally get outside with Lido di Mandello. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Madonna del Ghisallo, then don't miss a visit to Santuario Del Ghisallo, then head outdoors with Sentiero Spirito del Bosco, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascata del Cenghen.

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Drive from Castelnuovo del Garda to Oliveto Lario in 2.5 hours. In September in Oliveto Lario, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Oliveto Lario

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Polittico di Bernardo Zenale e Bernardino Butinone (in Treviglio) and Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and steep yourself in history at Quercia Storica di Piazza XXIV Maggio.

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You can drive from Oliveto Lario to Milan in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 2 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the striking features of Chiesa Di San Pietro. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll around Vernazza, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then take a leisurely stroll along Passeggiata Lungomare, and finally get great views at View Point Corniglia.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Cinque Terre takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cinque Terre can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Pisa

— 5 nights
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Attractions like Leaning Tower of Pisa and Il Pineto Parco Avventura make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Pisa: Lucca (Torre Guinigi, Piazza Anfiteatro, &more) and Cavallino Matto (in Marina di Castagneto Carducci). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, make a splash at Sunlight Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica romanica di San Piero a Grado, and get outside with Bagno Tirrenia.

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You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Pisa in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Pisa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

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.

Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.