52 days in Italy Itinerary

52 days in Italy Itinerary

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Venice
— 4 nights
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Treviso
— 1 night
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Arco
— 3 nights
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Sirmione
— 2 nights
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Ravenna
— 2 nights
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Modena
— 2 nights
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Brescia
— 2 nights
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Milan
— 4 nights
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Stresa
— 2 nights
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Saluzzo
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 4 nights
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Lucca
— 2 nights
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Tivoli
— 2 nights
Drive to Sorrento, Ferry to Capri
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Capri, Island of Capri
— 5 nights
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Positano
— 6 nights
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Salerno
— 5 nights
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Bari
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Venice

— 4 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.
Head to Gioielleria Eredi Jovon and Prosciutto e Parmigiano ham&cheese To Gofor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Oasi Ca' di Mezzo. Step out of Venice with an excursion to ATN Laguna Sud in Lova--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice road trip tool.

Billum, Denmark to Venice is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Billum in June; daily highs in Venice reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Treviso.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Treviso

— 1 night

Little Venice

The northern Italy medieval city of Treviso is known worldwide as the home of the Italian dessert tiramisu.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte del Caglieron, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Noale, and then stroll around Oasi Cervara. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza dei Signori and then buy something for everyone on your list at Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Treviso travel website.

Treviso is just a stone's throw from Venice. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Arco.

Things to do in Treviso

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Arco

— 3 nights
Arco is a comune in Trentino-Alto Adige in northern Italy.The town is faced on one side by sheer limestone cliffs jutting up like a wall protecting it and its ancient hilltop castle.Main sightsThe Castello di Arco, medieval castleSanctuary and convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in 1475 - 1492. Visiting Via Ferrata Rio Sallagoni and Lago di Molveno will get you outdoors. Step out of Arco to go to Malcesine and see Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Arco day trip planning website.

You can drive from Treviso to Arco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Sirmione.

Things to do in Arco

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Sirmione

— 2 nights
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, stroll through Valtenesi del Garda, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ciokolart, explore the activities along Lago di Garda, and then explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo.

Discover how to plan a Sirmione trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arco to Sirmione in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Sirmione

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Ravenna

— 2 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Vitale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), contemplate the long history of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Papeete Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Porto Turistico Cesenatico, then kick back and relax at Pineta di Pinarella e Tagliata, and then find something for the whole family at Mirabilandia.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ravenna trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Ravenna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. June in Ravenna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Modena.

Things to do in Ravenna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Modena

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Modena, shop like a local with Mercato Albinelli, and then examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari. On the next day, stroll through Salse di Nirano, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Modena trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Modena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Modena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brescia.

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Brescia

— 2 nights

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, then steep yourself in history at Piazza Paolo VI, and then get some fabulous bargains at Franciacorta Village. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago d'Iseo and then do a tasting at Ca' del Bosco.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brescia journey site.

Traveling by car from Modena to Brescia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Brescia

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Milan

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Orrido di Bellano and Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Universal Diving School (in Alzate Brianza) and Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Milan day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Brescia to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Stresa

— 2 nights
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Naturale dell'Alta Valle Antrona and then identify plant and animal life at Falesia di Croveo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): shop like a local with Palazzo Borromeo, then contemplate the long history of Parco della Rocca Borromea, and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Giulio Island.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stresa trip itinerary site.

Getting from Milan to Stresa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Milan in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Stresa, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saluzzo.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saluzzo

— 2 nights
Saluzzo is a town and former principality in the province of Cuneo, Piedmont region, Italy.The city of Saluzzo is built on a hill overlooking a vast, well-cultivated plain. On the 24th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castiglia Di Saluzzo and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Casa Cavassa. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale dei Ciciu del Villar and then step into the grandiose world of Castello della Manta.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saluzzo driving holiday app.

Drive from Stresa to Saluzzo in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Saluzzo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cinque Terre

— 4 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Visiting Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours and Baia del Silenzio will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Old Port, Aquarium of Genoa, &more) and Ponte Thaon di Revel (in La Spezia). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, trek along Cinque Terre Trails, and stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cinque Terre, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saluzzo to Cinque Terre by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Lucca

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
On the 30th (Thu), grab your bike and head to Amazing Lucca, make a trip to Le mura di Lucca, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Al Gusto Giusto, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, and then steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lucca trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Lucca takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Tivoli.

Things to do in Lucca

Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Tivoli

— 2 nights
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Villa Adriana, then admire the natural beauty at Parco Villa Gregoriana, and then contemplate the long history of Villa d'Este. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Valmontone Outlet and then get outside with Flying In The Sky.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tivoli tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Lucca to Tivoli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Tivoli can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Capri.

Things to do in Tivoli

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Capri, Island of Capri

— 5 nights
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Escape the urban bustle at Fortini Coastal Walk and Parco Astarita. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Nesea Capri, stop by Eco Capri, Head underground at Red Grotta, and pause for some photo ops at Natural Arch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Capri day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tivoli to Capri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Positano

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cave of Smeraldo. Head to Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Miniaci Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Positano: Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Drive & Duomo di Sant'Andrea), Sorrento (Il Vallone dei Mulini, Piazza Tasso, &more) and Ravello (Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, Villa Rufolo, &more). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Le Ali nel Vento - Birds of Prey Experience, admire all the interesting features of Amalfi Coast, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Positano holiday app.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Salerno

— 5 nights

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Oasi Valle della Caccia and Vesuvio National Park. For shopping fun, head to Libreria Antiquaria Vecchi Libri or Centro Commerciale Campania. Venture out of the city with trips to Tenuta Vannulo (in Capaccio Scalo), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Laino Borgo). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Salerno trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Positano to Salerno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Salerno sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Salerno

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
On the 20th (Wed), cast your line with Pescaturismo Francesco and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte di Castellana. On your second day here, stop by Confetti Andria and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola.

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You can drive from Salerno to Bari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salerno in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bari, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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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.