60 days in Italy Itinerary

60 days in Italy Itinerary

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Catania, Sicily
— 4 nights
Drive
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Palermo, Sicily
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo, Sicily
— 3 nights
Fly to Cagliari, Bus to Baunei
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Baunei, Sardinia
— 3 nights
Bus to Cagliari, Fly to Pisa
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Pisa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turin
— 5 nights
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Verona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trento
— 3 nights
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Brunico
— 3 nights
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Venice
— 4 nights
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Bologna
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
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Assisi
— 2 nights
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Rome
— 6 nights
Train
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Catania, Sicily

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and Piazza Duomo are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 and Monastero dei Benedettini. Change things up with these side-trips from Catania: Syracuse (Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio), Duomo di Siracusa, &more), Piazza Armerina (Chiesa di Santo Stefano, Villa Romana del Casale, &more) and Taormina (Corso Umberto & Villa Comunale). There's much more to do: make a trip to Ragusa Ibla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Venera, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. George, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Catania trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Catania is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Catania. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Palermo, Sicily

— 2 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the striking features of Norman Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, then view the masterpieces at Palazzo Costantino, then cruise along Monte Pellegrino, and finally examine the collection at Santuario Santa Rosalia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, then ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), then don't miss a visit to Piazza Pretoria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily

— 3 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Visit Spiaggia Isuledda and Spiaggia di Macari for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Teatro Greco di Segesta and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Vito lo Capo: Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco (in Trapani) and Tempio di Segesta (in Calatafimi-Segesta). There's more to do: stop by La Pasticceria Maria Grammatico.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Vito lo Capo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. March in San Vito lo Capo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Baunei.

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Baunei, Sardinia

— 3 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cala Goloritzè and Spiaggia di Cala Luna. Step out of the city life by going to Cala Mariolu and Spiaggia Berchida. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baunei: Cripta Beata Antonia Mesina (in Orgosolo) and Cala Gonone (Grotta del Bue Marino, Cala Fuili Beach, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Orri, look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Naturalistico Bellavista, and stroll through San Giovanni.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Baunei itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Vito lo Capo to Baunei in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Baunei are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Baunei

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pisa

— 2 nights
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 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Montenero, don't miss a visit to Murale Tuttomondo di Keith Haring, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, contemplate the long history of Camposanto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, get to know the fascinating history of Montecatini Alto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of San Frediano, admire the landmark architecture of St Martin Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Michele in Foro, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Baunei to Pisa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Baunei in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Pisa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Genoa

— 5 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.
Galata Museo del Mare and Museo di Palazzo Reale will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Baia del Silenzio and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Change things up with these side-trips from Genoa: Porto Venere (San Pietro Church, Portovenere, &more), Vernazza (in Vernazza) and La Bollente (in Acqui Terme). There's still lots to do: stop by Boccadasse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pista Ciclabile Area 24 - Sanremo, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turin

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Armeria Reale. Explore hidden gems such as Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area and Mura Venete. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Forte di Bard (in Bard), Caves de Donnas (in Donnas) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of La Citta Alta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacra di San Michele, examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), and delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano.

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

Drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in March, expect Turin to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Verona.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trips

Verona

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Brescia Castle and Palazzo Te. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo di Santa Giulia and Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro. Explore Verona's surroundings by going to Sirmione (Castello Scaligero & Grotte di Catullo), Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) and Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (in Mantua). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Piazza dei Signori, step into the grandiose world of Piazzale Castel San Pietro, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Verona trip builder.

You can drive from Turin to Verona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Turin in March; daily highs in Verona reach 34°C and lows reach 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trento.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Trento

— 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get in touch with nature at Tappeiner Promenade and Scuola Italiana Sci Dolomiti di Brenta. South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology and MUSE - Science Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trento: Castel Thun (in Ton), Paganella (in Andalo) and Santuario di San Romedio (in Coredo). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo, admire the striking features of Duomo Maria Assunta, explore the world behind art at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, and step into the grandiose world of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trento itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Verona to Trento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Verona in March: high temperatures in Trento hover around 19°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brunico.

Things to do in Trento

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Brunico

— 3 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Val Gardena and La Citta vecchia di Brunico. Visiting Kronplatz and Passo Giau will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brunico: Lago di Anterselva (in Anterselva di Mezzo), Ortisei: Zona Pedonale (in Ortisei) and Duomo di Bressanone (in Bressanone).

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brunico trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Trento to Brunico in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Trento in March, things will get little chillier in Brunico: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Brunico

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Scrovegni Chapel. Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Prato della Valle & Basilica of St. Anthony) and Trieste (Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba & Sala Comunale d'Arte). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, make a trip to Scala Contarini del Bovolo, hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Ca' Rezzonico.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brunico to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brunico in March; daily highs in Venice reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bologna

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musei San Domenico and Santuario di Madonna di San Luca. Palazzo dei Diamanti and MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Ferrara (Ferrara Cathedral, Castello Estense, &more), Duomo di Modena (in Modena) and Ravenna (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Basilica San Vitale, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero di Parma, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bologna online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Bologna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Florence

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Storico and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to ASMANA Wellness World Florence and Corridoio Vasariano. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Gimignano (Piazza della Cisterna, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, &more), Siena (Centro Storico di Siena & Torre del Mangia) and Comune Di Certaldo (in Certaldo). Dedicate the 9th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, stop by Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Florence journey tool.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Assisi

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the views from Ponte delle Torri, wander the streets of City Centre, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Paolina, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Damiano, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally step into the grandiose world of La Rocca.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Assisi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Florence to Assisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Florence in April, plan for little chillier nights in Assisi, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rome

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Square and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Orvieto (Pozzo di San Patrizio & Duomo di Orvieto), Civita di Bagnoregio (in Bagnoregio) and Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Storico Piana delle Orme, and look for all kinds of wild species at Campo Imperatore.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Assisi to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Naples

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Galleria Borbonica and Catacombe di San Gaudioso. Parco Acheologico di Ercolano and Catacombe di San Gennaro will appeal to history buffs. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Villa San Michele (in Anacapri), Capri (Giardini di Augusto & I Faraglioni) and Tenuta Vannulo (in Capaccio Scalo). The adventure continues: examine the collection at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, step into the grandiose world of Castel dell'Ovo, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.