57 days in Italy Itinerary

57 days in Italy Itinerary

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57 days in Italy Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Verona
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Genoa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Alghero, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Baunei, Sardinia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
San Teodoro, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Naples
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Ravello
— 5 nights
Subway + Train:  3 h
8
Rome
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Orvieto
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Assisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Siena
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
12
Florence
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
13
Venice
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to MUSE - Science Museum and Palazzo Te. Borghetto sul Mincio and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verona: Castel Thun (in Ton), Grotte di Catullo (in Sirmione) and Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountbaldo, examine the collection at Casa di Giulietta, take a stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, and admire the natural beauty at I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Verona road trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Verona is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Verona is 9 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Verona: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Genoa.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Malcesine, Castel Thun, I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff, MUSE - Science Museum, Grotte di Catullo
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio

3
nights
Genoa

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Boccadasse and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. Popular historic sites such as Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and Abbazia di San Fruttuoso are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Baia del Silenzio (in Sestri Levante), Baia dei Saraceni (in Varigotti) and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza (in Monterosso al Mare). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Margherita Ligure, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Genoa holiday builder .

Getting from Verona to Genoa by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Verona in May, expect nights in Genoa to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alghero.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Baia dei Saraceni, Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, Santa Margherita Ligure, Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santa Margherita Ligure ©
Santa Margherita Ligure

3
nights
Alghero, Sardinia

Alghero ©
Built surrounding a 16th-century fortified port, Alghero remains one of Sardinia's most visited sites, rich in cultural and historical heritage.
Visit Spiaggia di Maria Pia and Spiaggia Mugoni for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Capo Caccia and Asinara. Change things up with a short trip to Centro Storico Bosa in Bosa (about 58 minutes away). There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and do a tasting at Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri.

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

You can fly from Genoa to Alghero in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Genoa in May, plan for little chillier nights in Alghero, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Baunei.

Things to do in Alghero

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Asinara, Centro Storico Bosa
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia di Maria Pia ©
Spiaggia di Maria Pia
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Capo Caccia ©
Capo Caccia

2
nights
Baunei, Sardinia

Baunei ©
Baunei is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Nuoro in the Italian island of Sardinia.GeographyThe municipality of Baunei is located about 100km northeast of Cagliari and about 11km north of Tortolì. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Cala Mariolu, stroll through Cala Biriala, and then stroll through Cala Goloritzè. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala dei Gabbiani, and then stroll through Spiaggia di Cala Luna.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Baunei road trip site .

Drive from Alghero to Baunei in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Alghero in May, Baunei is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to San Teodoro.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lido di Orri
Highlights from your plan
Cala Goloritzè ©
Cala Goloritzè
Spiaggia di Cala Luna ©
Spiaggia di Cala Luna
Cala dei Gabbiani ©
Cala dei Gabbiani

3
nights
San Teodoro, Sardinia

San Teodoro ©
A chance to sip cocktails at swanky beach bars by day and experience the vibrant club scene by night makes San Tedoro vacations extremely popular.
Get in touch with nature at Spiaggia La Cinta and Spiaggia Capo Coda Cavallo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cala Brandinchi and Lu Impostu Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Teodoro: Spiaggia Berchida (in Siniscola) and Oasi Biderosa (in Orosei). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porto Taverna Beach and kick back and relax at Spiaggia Isuledda.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Teodoro route planner.

Getting from Baunei to San Teodoro by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in San Teodoro, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in San Teodoro

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia Berchida, Cala Brandinchi, Oasi Biderosa, Spiaggia Isuledda, Porto Taverna Beach
Highlights from your plan
Spiaggia Isuledda ©
Spiaggia Isuledda
Spiaggia La Cinta ©
Spiaggia La Cinta
Lu Impostu Beach ©
Lu Impostu Beach

6
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Galleria Borbonica and Catacombe di San Gennaro. Visit Castello Aragonese d'Ischia and Villa San Michele for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Sol’Art Ceramiche (in Vietri sul Mare), Paestum Ruins (in Paestum) and Positano (Francesco (Frank) Carpegna - Walking with the Gods & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Monte Cassino, explore the world behind art at Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, stroll through Giardini di Augusto, and take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Naples online tour planner .

You can fly from San Teodoro to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Capri, Positano, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Villa San Michele
Highlights from your plan
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia ©
Castello Aragonese d'Ischia
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele

5
nights
Ravello

Ravello ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Duomo di Ravello will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo della Carta and Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Positano (Fornillo, Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano, & more).

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ravello road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Naples to Ravello takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Naples in May, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Scala, Lido Capo di Conca
Highlights from your plan
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Villa d'Este and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, take a stroll through Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and pause for some serene contemplation at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Ravello in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Orvieto.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tivoli, St. Peter's Basilica, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
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 4th (Thu): do a tasting at Decugnano dei Barbi, then contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, and then steep yourself in history at Duomo di Orvieto. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Civita di Bagnoregio, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Lante, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo dei Papi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Orvieto trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Rome to Orvieto in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, Orvieto is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Assisi.

Things to do in Orvieto

Historic Sites Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Viterbo, Civita di Bagnoregio
Highlights from your plan
Pozzo di San Patrizio ©
Pozzo di San Patrizio
Civita di Bagnoregio ©
Civita di Bagnoregio
Duomo di Orvieto ©
Duomo di Orvieto

5
nights
Assisi

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola and Eremo delle Carceri. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto. Get out of town with these interesting Assisi side-trips: Rocca Paolina (in Perugia), Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore) and Pitigliano Centro Storico (in Pitigliano). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Assisi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Orvieto to Assisi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Rocca Paolina, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, Pitigliano Centro Storico, Santuario Della Santa Casa, Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
Highlights from your plan
San Damiano ©
San Damiano
Pitigliano Centro Storico ©
Pitigliano Centro Storico
Museo della Porziuncola ©
Museo della Porziuncola

5
nights
Siena

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Abbazia di San Galgano and Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Siena side-trips: San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano, Guardastelle Vineyard, & more), Montalcino (Podere Il Cocco & Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni) and Cascate del Mulino (in Saturnia). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni, steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Siena trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Assisi to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Montalcino, San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano, Castello di Monteriggioni, Cascate del Mulino
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo ©
Abbazia di Sant'Antimo

5
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica San Vitale will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Portovenere (in Porto Venere), Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, and get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Basilica San Vitale, Duomo di Pisa, Portovenere, Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scrovegni Chapel and Cannaregio. Step out of Venice with an excursion to Castello Estense in Ferrara--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Dorsoduro, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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