48 days in Italy Itinerary

48 days in Italy Itinerary

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Start: Beijing
Fly + Drive:  24 h
1
Tortoreto
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
L'Aquila
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Scanno
— 6 nights
Taxi + Train:  4 h
4
Vasto
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Chieti
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Milan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Verona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Venice
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Assisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Rome
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Beijing


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4
nights
Tortoreto

Tortoreto ©
Tortoreto is a coastal town and comune of the province of Teramo in the Abruzzo region of Italy.It has two distinct parts. Take a break from the city and head to Tortoreto Beach and Lido Celommi. Get out of town with these interesting Tortoreto side-trips: Santuario Della Santa Casa (in Loreto), Grottammare Borgo Antico (in Grottammare) and Casa Leopardi (in Recanati). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza del Popolo, walk around La Pineta, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna dello Splendore, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tortoreto online route planner.

Beijing, China to Tortoreto is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beijing to Tortoreto due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in November: high temperatures in Tortoreto hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to L'Aquila.

Things to do in Tortoreto

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascoli Piceno, Civitella del Tronto, Santuario Della Santa Casa, La Pineta, Grottammare Borgo Antico
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Tortoreto Beach ©
Tortoreto Beach
Lido Celommi ©
Lido Celommi
Piazza del Popolo ©
Piazza del Popolo

6
nights
L'Aquila

L'Aquila ©
L'Aquila is a city and comune in Southern Italy, both the capital city of the Abruzzo region and of the Province of L'Aquila., it has a population of 70,967 inhabitants. Step out of the city life by going to Grotte di Stiffe and Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga. Explore L'Aquila's surroundings by going to Dai Prati di Tivo al Rifugio Franchetti (in Pietracamela), Rocca Calascio (in Calascio) and Castello Camponeschi (in Prata d'Ansidonia). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa, identify plant and animal life at Campo Imperatore, take some stellar pictures from Santo Stefano di Sessanio, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Piccolomini di Celano.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our L'Aquila tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tortoreto to L'Aquila takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in L'Aquila are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Scanno.

Things to do in L'Aquila

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Celano, Assergi, Dai Prati di Tivo al Rifugio Franchetti, Castello di Rovere, Rocca Calascio
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Grotte di Stiffe ©
Grotte di Stiffe
Campo Imperatore ©
Campo Imperatore

6
nights
Scanno

Scanno ©
Scanno is a town and comune in the province of L'Aquila, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy.GeographyThere are alleys and narrow streets. Get outdoors at Val Fondillo and Riserva Naturale Gole del Sagittario. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scanno: Centro Storico di Sulmona (in Sulmona), Civitella Alfedena (La Camosciara & Civitella Alfedena) and Borgo Medievale di Pettorano sul Gizio (in Pettorano sul Gizio). Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along San Domenico Lake, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, and identify plant and animal life at Centro Visita Daini.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Scanno travel route planner.

Traveling by car from L'Aquila to Scanno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vasto.

Things to do in Scanno

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Civitella Alfedena, Borgo Antico, Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo, Val Fondillo, Centro Storico di Sulmona
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Il Lago di Scanno ©
Il Lago di Scanno
Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo ©
Riserva Naturale Zompo lo Schioppo
San Domenico Lake ©
San Domenico Lake

6
nights
Vasto

Vasto ©
The Città del Vasto or Vasto is a town and comune on the Adriatic coast of the Province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo, Italy. Get in touch with nature at Riserva Naturale di Punta Aderci and Spiaggia di Punta Penna. Get out of town with these interesting Vasto side-trips: Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Palmoli), San Giovanni Rotondo (Convento Santa Maria delle Grazie & Church of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina) and Trabocco Pesce Palombo (in Fossacesia Marina). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Loggia Amblingh, get outside with Da Mimi, take some stellar pictures from Belvedere San Michele, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Sirenella.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vasto attractions planner.

Getting from Scanno to Vasto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chieti.

Things to do in Vasto

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

San Giovanni Rotondo, Fossacesia, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, Trabocco Pesce Palombo
Highlights from your plan
Lido Acapulco ©
Lido Acapulco
Da Mimi ©
Da Mimi
Piazza Rossetti ©
Piazza Rossetti

10
nights
Chieti

Chieti ©
Chieti is a city and comune in Southern Italy, 200km east by northeast of Rome. Step out of the city life by going to Il Bosso and Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chieti: Grotta del Colle (in Rapino), Castello Piccolomini di Capestrano (in Capestrano) and Monte Cassino (in Cassino). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Cantine Maligni, identify plant and animal life at Parco Avventura Majella, don't miss a visit to Eremo di San Bartolomeo, and explore the ancient world of Terme Romane.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chieti route maker site.

You can drive from Vasto to Chieti in an hour. December in Chieti sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Milan.

Things to do in Chieti

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pescara, Francavilla Al Mare, Ortona, Montesilvano, Capestrano
Highlights from your plan
Il Bosso ©
Il Bosso
Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento ©
Pineta Dannunziana ©
Pineta Dannunziana

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
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.
On the 20th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Oasi di Sant'Alessio, thenexplore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milan travel planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chieti to Milan. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chieti in December: highs in Milan hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Verona.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Parco Faunistico Le Cornelle
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Oasi di Sant'Alessio ©
Oasi di Sant'Alessio
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the striking features of Casa di Giulietta, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, thenhead outdoors with King Rock arrampicata, and finally see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, thentake in the views from Ponte Pietra, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Verona day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Milan to Verona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Verona sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
King Rock arrampicata ©
King Rock arrampicata
Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family ©
Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, thenadmire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On the next day, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, thentake in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, thencontemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online road trip planner.

Getting from Verona to Venice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Verrazzano, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Torre di Arnolfo, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thensnap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in December: highs in Florence hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Verrazzano
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Verrazzano ©
Castello di Verrazzano
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

2
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Trasimeno, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bosco di San Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Chiara, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Assisi vacation planning website.

Drive from Florence to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in December: highs in Assisi hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Trasimeno
Highlights from your plan
Lake Trasimeno ©
Lake Trasimeno
Bosco di San Francesco ©
Bosco di San Francesco

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nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thencontemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Colle del Gianicolo, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, thensteep yourself in history at Roman Forum, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip maker tool.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Assisi in December, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Colle del Gianicolo ©
Colle del Gianicolo
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus ©
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus