57 days in Italy Itinerary

57 days in Italy Itinerary

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Rome
— 2 nights
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Cinque Terre
— 2 nights
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Turin
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Pisa
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Gaeta
— 23 nights
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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Syracuse
— 4 nights
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Taormina
— 3 nights
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Messina
— 1 day
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Rome

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Clement Basilica, then admire the striking features of Chiesa del Gesu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Necropolis, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip app.

Ottawa, Canada to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Rome. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in August; daily highs in Rome reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Terra di Bargon, Cinqueterre dal Mare Tours and Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore. On the 29th (Thu), add some fun to your beach time Cinqueterre dal Mare Tours and then learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre travel planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, Cinque Terre is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Turin

— 2 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
You've now added Museo Egizio to your itinerary.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turin trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Turin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in August, you will find days in Turin are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites

Pisa

— 1 night
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, see the interesting displays at Museo Villa Puccini, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pisa day trip tool.

You can take a train from Turin to Pisa in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in September: highs in Pisa hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gaeta.

Things to do in Pisa

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gaeta

— 23 nights
Gaeta is a city and comune in the province of Latina, in Lazio, central Italy. Relax by the water at Lido Onda Blu and Lido Selene. Appreciate the collections at Monte Cassino and International War Museum of the World Wars. Explore Gaeta's surroundings by going to Abbazia di San Vincenzo al Volturno (in Rocchetta Al Volturno), Terracina (Cattedrale di Terracina, Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, &more) and Centro Storico di Scanno (in Scanno). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, step into the grandiose world of Castello Medioevale di Itri, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playa Caliente, and explore the ancient world of Teatro Tempio Sannita.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gaeta trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Pisa to Gaeta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a train. September in Gaeta sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will leave for Palermo on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Gaeta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa di Santo Spirito o dei Vespri, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Solanto, examine the collection at Museo dell'Acciuga, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Maredolce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento Santa Maria di Gesu, and finally delve into the distant past at Necropoli Punica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Eufemio, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Greco di Segesta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Motorismo Siciliano e della Targa Florio di Termini Imerese.

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You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gaeta to Palermo in 10 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Syracuse

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Mediterranean

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Siracusa Tour Bike. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Siracusa and Teatro Greco. Get some historical perspective at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe and Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia. Go for a jaunt from Syracuse to Noto to see Palazzo Nicolaci about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Arenella, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Syracuse trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Palermo to Syracuse in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Taormina on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Taormina

— 3 nights
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.
Pavone Francesco and Palazzo della Badia Vecchia - Museo archeologico di Taormina will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Castillo de Castelmola and The Odeon. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Taormina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa del Varo, explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Corvaja, and admire the local landmark of Quattro Fontane di Taormina.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Taormina road trip planning app.

Drive from Syracuse to Taormina in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Taormina are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Messina.

Things to do in Taormina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Messina

— 1 day
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. On the 6th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna di Montalto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Alemanna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Annunziata dei Catalani Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Messina holiday maker website.

Getting from Taormina to Messina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Messina sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Gaeta.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites

Gaeta

— 15 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Di Tiberio and Castello D'Alena. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spiaggia dei Sassolini and Lido Ganimede. Venture out of the city with trips to Eremo Sant'Erasmo (in Roccagorga), Chiesa di Sant'Agata (in Prossedi) and Basilica San Domenico Abate (in Sora). See even more of Gaeta: enjoy the sand and surf at Lilium Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sulmona, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Medievale di Barrea, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Valle Corsari.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gaeta online route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Messina to Gaeta takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Messina in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 14°C in Gaeta. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Gaeta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Rome

Eternal City

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You can take a train from Gaeta to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors

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.