60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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Palermo
— 2 nights
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Agrigento
— 1 night
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Syracuse
— 1 night
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Catania
— 2 nights
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Messina
— 1 night
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Catanzaro
— 1 night
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Lamezia Terme
— 1 night
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Taranto
— 1 night
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Lecce
— 1 night
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Alberobello
— 1 night
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Bari
— 2 nights
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Matera
— 2 nights
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Salerno
— 1 night
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Amalfi
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Positano
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Sorrento
— 1 night
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Capri
— 1 night
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Ischia
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Procida
— 1 day
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Naples
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Terracina
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Nemi
— 1 night
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Rome
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Porto Santo Stefano
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Perugia
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Siena
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Florence
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Lucca
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Pisa
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Chiavari
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Genoa
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Sanremo
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Turin
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Como
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Milan
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Trento
— 1 night
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Malcesine
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Sirmione
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Verona
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Bologna
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Venice
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Palermo

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Mondello, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giuseppe dei Teatini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Santuario Santa Rosalia, see the interesting displays at Palazzo Asmundo Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo tour itinerary maker site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Palermo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Palermo is minus 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Agrigento.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Agrigento

— 1 night

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Nicola, take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento, delve into the distant past at Valle dei Templi, then take in the dramatic natural features at Scala dei Turchi, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Natale di Luigi Pirandello.

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Drive from Palermo to Agrigento in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Syracuse.

Things to do in Agrigento

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Syracuse

— 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi, explore the fascinating underground world of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), delve into the distant past at Teatro Greco, explore the ancient world of Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, then stroll through Spiaggia Fontane Bianche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Syracuse tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Agrigento to Syracuse by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Syracuse

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Catania

— 2 nights

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 28th (Wed), get impressive views of Mt Etna, see Off-Road Tours, then get engrossed in the history at Monastero dei Benedettini, and finally explore the world behind art at MUSEO CROCIFERI - Art and Chocolate. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Taormina, get a dose of the wild on Etna Wild, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata, then admire the striking features of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, and finally make a trip to Piazza Duomo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Catania itinerary planner.

You can drive from Syracuse to Catania in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Messina.

Things to do in Catania

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Messina

— 1 night
Messina is the capital of the Italian Metropolitan City of Messina. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Bell Tower and Astronomical Clock (Orologio Astronomico), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, get outside with Colli San Rizzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Annunziata dei Catalani Church, then explore the world behind art at Museo Regionale Interdisciplinare, and finally get outside with Lago di Ganzirri.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Messina travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Messina takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Messina when traveling from Catania in April, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Catanzaro.

Things to do in Messina

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Catanzaro

— 1 night
Catanzaro, also known as the city of the two seas, is an Italian city of 91,000 inhabitants and the capital of the Calabria region and of its province.The archbishop's seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Scolacium Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Museo Scolacium, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Regionale delle Valli Cupe, then admire the sheer force of Cascata Campanaro, and finally make a trip to Ponte Bisantis.

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Do a combination of ferry and car from Messina to Catanzaro in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Messina in May, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Catanzaro. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lamezia Terme.

Things to do in Catanzaro

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lamezia Terme

— 1 night
Lamezia Terme, commonly called Lamezia, is an Italian city of 70,452 inhabitants in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region.GeographyLamezia is located on the eastern border of the coastal plain commonly called Piana di Sant'Eufemia, which was created by drying a wide marshy area.The municipality borders with Conflenti, Curinga, Falerna, Feroleto Antico, Gizzeria, Maida, Martirano Lombardo, Nocera Terinese, Platania, San Pietro a Maida and Serrastretta.HistoryThe municipality of Lamezia Terme was formally created on 4 January 1968. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Lametino, explore the historical opulence of Norman Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Falerna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church, and finally walk around Il giardino botanico di Lamezia Terme.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lamezia Terme trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Catanzaro to Lamezia Terme takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Taranto.

Things to do in Lamezia Terme

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Taranto

— 1 night

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. On the 3rd (Mon), learn about winemaking at Cantina Nistri, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the views from Ponte Girevole, step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Santa Chiara, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taranto Catherdral - Duomo of San Cataldo.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Taranto online travel route planner.

You can drive from Lamezia Terme to Taranto in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Lamezia Terme in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taranto, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lecce.

Things to do in Taranto

Historic Sites · Spas · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lecce

— 1 night

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Faggiano, take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Lecce, and finally delve into the distant past at Anfiteatro Romano.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lecce trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Taranto to Lecce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Taranto in May, Lecce is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alberobello.

Things to do in Lecce

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Alberobello

— 1 night
Alberobello is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Trullo Sovrano, observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoosafari, stroll through Sabbiadoro Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Nicola, then wander the streets of Centro Storico Locorotondo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alberobello online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lecce to Alberobello in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Lecce in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Alberobello: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bari.

Things to do in Alberobello

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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 6th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Castello Normanno Svevo, don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Bari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Nicola, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lungomare e Murat. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ex Stazione Di Vedetta Della Marina, take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Jatta, explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Barletta, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Trani, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Trani, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni.

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You can drive from Alberobello to Bari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Matera.

Things to do in Bari

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Matera

— 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Sassi in Miniatura, examine the collection at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, then get to know the fascinating history of Sassi di Matera, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Palazzo Gattini Spa. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Amari & Rosoli, take a stroll through I Claustri di Altamura, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale, then examine the collection at La Cantina Frrud - Museo del Vino, then make a trip to Casa Noha, and finally explore the ancient world of Cripta del Peccato Originale.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Matera holiday planner.

You can drive from Bari to Matera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Matera sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Salerno.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Salerno

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Mon), stroll through Marina Di Vietri, view the masterpieces at Sol’Art Ceramiche, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Marina d'Albori, kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lannio, then see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesano San Matteo di Salerno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Salerno trip site.

Drive from Matera to Salerno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Matera in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salerno, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amalfi.

Things to do in Salerno

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Amalfi

— 1 day

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then examine the collection at Museo della Carta, and finally cruise along Amalfi Coast.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amalfi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salerno to Amalfi in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Positano.

Things to do in Amalfi

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria Assunta, kick back and relax at Fornillo, take an in-depth tour of MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Grande, and finally shop like a local with Miniaci Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Positano road trip website.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Positano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Amalfi in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Positano, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Sorrento.

Things to do in Positano

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Sorrento

— 1 night

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, explore the world behind art at Correale di Terranova Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Raffaele Celentano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa e Convento di S. Francesco, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip planner.

Getting from Positano to Sorrento by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Capri.

Things to do in Sorrento

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Capri

— 1 night
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marina Grande Public Beach, contemplate the long history of Villa San Michele, Head underground at Blue Grotto, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then contemplate the waterfront views at Marina Piccola, and finally admire the natural beauty at Giardini di Augusto.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Capri trip itinerary maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. May in Capri sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Ischia.

Things to do in Capri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ischia

— 1 day
Ischia is a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, kick back and relax at Maronti Beach, examine the collection at Museo Angelo Rizzoli, indulge in some personalized pampering at Negombo, then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Citara, and finally steep yourself in history at Sant'Angelo (Serrara Fontana).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ischia trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Capri to Ischia in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Procida.

Things to do in Ischia

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Procida

— 1 day
Procida is one of the Flegrean Islands off the coast of Naples in southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Museo Casa di Graziella, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia San Michele Arcangelo, identify plant and animal life at Terra Murata, take a leisurely stroll along The Port of Corricella, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia del Pozzo Vecchio, and finally view the masterpieces at T2 Procida.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Procida online tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Ischia to Procida in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Procida are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Naples.

Things to do in Procida

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Naples

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then explore the ancient world of Catacombe di San Gennaro, then delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Oplonti Villa di Poppea Ruins, learn about winemaking at Bosco de Medici Winery, contemplate the geological forces at Vesuvio National Park, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naples online itinerary planner.

Getting from Procida to Naples by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Naples are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Terracina.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Terracina

— 1 day
Terracina is a city and comune of the province of Latina - (until 1934 of the province of Rome), Italy, 76km southeast of Rome by rail and 56km by the Via Appia by car.HistoryAncient timesTerracina appears in ancient sources with two names: the Latin Tarracina and the Volscian Anxur. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Terracina, then explore the ancient world of Sanctuary of Giove Anxur, then contemplate the long history of Foro Emiliano, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di Fossanova.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Terracina trip site.

Drive from Naples to Terracina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in May, Terracina is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nemi.

Things to do in Terracina

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nemi

— 1 night
Nemi is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome (central Italy), in the Alban Hills overlooking Lake Nemi, a volcanic crater lake. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Tommaso da Villanova.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Nemi tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Terracina to Nemi in 1.5 hours. In May in Nemi, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Nemi

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Rome

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, stop by Trastevere, then explore the striking landscape at Colle del Gianicolo, and finally make a trip to Piazza Navona.

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Traveling by car from Nemi to Rome takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rome are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto Santo Stefano.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Porto Santo Stefano

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Fortezza Spagnola, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Riva del Marchese, then examine the collection at Forte Stella, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Porto Ercole, and finally see the interesting displays at Acquario Mediterraneo dell'Argentario.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto Santo Stefano road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rome to Porto Santo Stefano takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Rome in May, Porto Santo Stefano is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Perugia.

Things to do in Porto Santo Stefano

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Perugia

— 1 night

Green Heart of Italy

Though it features Etruscan defensive walls and a medieval town center, Perugia is perhaps best known for its fine chocolate and annual chocolate festival.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti, wander the streets of City Centre, explore the world behind art at Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Damiano.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Perugia travel planner.

Getting from Porto Santo Stefano to Perugia by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Perugia, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Perugia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Siena

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Torre Grossa, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of San Gimignano, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally identify plant and animal life at Crete Senesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the galleries of Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, then contemplate the long history of Centro Storico di Siena, and finally contemplate the long history of Battistero di San Giovanni.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Siena trip site.

You can drive from Perugia to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Siena can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Florence

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Castel Ruggero (in Antella) and Greve in Chianti (Castello di Verrazzano & Discovery Chianti). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and savor the flavors at Scenic wine tours in Tuscany.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence holiday maker site.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lucca.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Lucca

— 1 night

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 (Sun), contemplate the long history of Puccini Museum - Casa Natale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi, and finally admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucca vacation planner.

Drive from Florence to Lucca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Lucca, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

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 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, admire the striking features of Battistero di San Giovanni, then don't miss a visit to Museo delle Sinopie, then admire the landmark architecture of Leaning Tower of Pisa, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pisa trip maker app.

Pisa is just a stone's throw from Lucca. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Chiavari.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Chiavari

— 1 night
Chiavari is a small town in the province of Genoa, Italy. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza Martiri Dell'Olivetta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Giorgio, enjoy the sea views from Faro di Portofino, walk around Parco Botanico Villa Rocca, then kick back and relax at Baia del Silenzio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di N. S. dell'Orto.

Start your trip to Chiavari by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Pisa to Chiavari by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Pisa in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chiavari, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Chiavari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Genoa

— 2 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
On the 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, examine the collection at Dialogo nel Buio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and finally wander the streets of Boccadasse. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Pino, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Colombo, kick back and relax at Bau Bau Village, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni San Domenico Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni Aldebaran, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagni Marinella.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Genoa travel planning app.

Drive from Chiavari to Genoa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Sanremo.

Things to do in Genoa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sanremo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a stroll through Centro Storico di Vallebona, get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Vintimille, kick back and relax at Le Calandre Beach, grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, then admire the landmark architecture of Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio), and finally kick back and relax at Tre Ponti.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sanremo online trip builder.

Getting from Genoa to Sanremo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Sanremo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Sanremo

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
On the 5th (Sat), wander the streets of Via Roma, take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the galleries of Reggia di Venaria Reale, and finally stroll around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turin tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Sanremo to Turin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Turin when traveling from Sanremo in June, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Como

— 2 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 7th (Mon), get outside with Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como, admire the landmark architecture of Villa del Balbianello, then explore the galleries of Villa Carlotta, then view the masterpieces at Chiosco Villa Carlotta, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Como sightseeing planner.

Drive from Turin to Como in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Como, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Milan

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Civic Archaeological Museum. Duomo di Milano and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip website.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Milan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Trento

— 1 night

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Duomo, hike along Percorso Panoramico "Strada dei Pescatori", kick back and relax at Spiaggia Lido di Levico, then stroll around Il Parco Secolare degli Asburgo, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trento trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Trento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Trento are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malcesine.

Things to do in Trento

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Malcesine

— 1 night
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Posterna, take in the awesome beauty at Mountbaldo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Avio, then appreciate the views at Val di Sogno, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Tesol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Benedetto, examine the collection at La Limonaia del Castel, trek along Old Ponale Road Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Ledro.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Malcesine online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Trento to Malcesine in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Malcesine can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Malcesine

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sirmione

— 1 night
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Dell'olio D'oliva, delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Sirmione.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sirmione trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Malcesine to Sirmione by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Sirmione are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Verona

— 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): experience the emotional art of opera at Arena di Verona, hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, explore the galleries of Casa di Giulietta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo di Castelvecchio.

Make your Verona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Sirmione to Verona in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Verona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Bologna

— 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico Archeologico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Acetaia Cavedoni, examine the collection at Museo Ferrari, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Acetaia Villa San Donnino, then steep yourself in history at Torre Prendiparte, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bologna visit planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Scrovegni Chapel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (University of Padova, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more), Terre Boscaratto (in Susegana) and Valdobbiadene (Cantina San Gregorio, PDC Cartizze, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and wander the streets of Cannaregio.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planner.

Getting from Bologna to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

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.